Long-Lost Schiele Painting Sells For £11.7 Million

The Egon Schiele painting was missing for more than 60 years after it was stolen by the Nazis in 1938. “For decades it was feared that Wilted Sunflowers had been destroyed during World War II. The painting was last exhibited in Paris in 1937, when it was owned by Austrian art dealer Karl Grunwald. Mr Grunwald fled Vienna for Paris in 1938, but Wilted Sunflowers was among 50 paintings confiscated by the Nazis in Strasbourg. It disappeared after being sold at auction in 1942.”