NEW YORK A 17th century painting taken by Nazis from a prominent German Jewish art historian has been returned to the owner's daughter, New York state officials said on Tuesday.
With the aid of the French government, and attorneys for Mayer's daughter, his lone surviving relative, the painting was returned, Lawsky's office said.
The daughter, who was not identified, released a statement on Tuesday.
"It is never too late to recognize the fate of those we have lost during the years of Nazi terror," it said. "My late father was a most distinguished art historian and a great art lover and I am glad that after more than seventy years, justice is finally being served."
(Additional reporting by Karen Freifeld)