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30 days ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

French > English



Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

à ces reléguées, tenant d’un art persécuté


Les peintures restées au Louvre après cette première sélection étaient, de beaucoup, les plus nombreuses, mais toutes n’avaient pas été inventoriées en raison du peu d’intérêt qui leur était accordé. À ces reléguées, tenant d’un art persécuté, s’ajoutèrent les por- traits confisqués aux grandes dynasties israélites, principalement aux Rothschild, Lévy-Hermanos, Schwob d’Héricourt. Peu importait
l’artiste de talent qui les avait signés.



The answer of martynback  See profile was rated best

To these spurned OR disdained works, which formed a body of persecuted art, were added portraits confiscated from...

My comment:

ie they were an ensemble of artworks that were deliberately neglected because they were thought unworthy of interest (and which were then lumped in with Jewish portraits).