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Deaccessioned Art

It is standard professional practice for museums to routinely evaluate their collections to ensure that the highest standards of collecting and display are maintained. From time to time, it is necessary to remove one or more works of art from the museum’s permanent collection in accordance with the standards determined by the Association of Art Museum Directors. This practice is known as deaccessioning.

The Cleveland Museum of Art maintains a cautious approach toward deaccessioning. A work of art may be a candidate for deaccessioning due to lack of relevancy to the museum’s mission, duplication in the collection, poor quality or condition, repatriation, false attribution, or the museum’s inability to adequately care for or store the work of art due particular needs or requirements.

The following list outlines the works of art that have been deaccessioned from the museum’s collection since 1998.

E.g., 08/05/2021
E.g., 08/05/2021
Filter by the date CMA deaccessioned the artwork
Title Artist/Origin Former Accession Date Created Department Deaccession Datesort ascending
Portrait of a Man France (?), 18th century 1980.293 c. 1800 European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010
The Christ Child after Desiderio da Settignano (Italian, 1429-32-1464) 1942.779 1800s European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010
Diana and Callisto studio of Joachim Anthoniz Wtewael (Dutch, 1566-1638) 1974.106 early 1600s European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010
Virgin and Child copy after Bernardino Luini (Italian, c. 1480-c. 1532) 1944.87 16th century European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010
Portrait of a Woman Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (French, 1715-1783) 1983.15 1773 European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010
Madonna and Child after Desiderio da Settignano (Italian, 1429-32-1464) 1971.280 c. 1455-1464 European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010
Pietà Bernardo Strozzi (Italian, 1581?-1644) 1953.27 c.1615-1630 European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010
Male Figure Germany, early 18th century 1975.120 c. 1700 European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010
Fishing Boats in a Harbor Allart van Everdingen (Dutch, 1621-1675) 1974.105 1660s European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010
Virgin Mary with Infants Christ and St. John follower of Moretto da Brescia (Italian, 1498-1554) 1951.329 mid-1500s European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010
Virgin and Child follower of Jacopo Tintoretto (Italian, 1518-1594) 1927.488 16th century European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010
Virgin and Child Constantino de' Servi (Italian, 1554-1622) 1971.278 c. 1590-1610 European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010
St. Catherine of Siena with the Christ Child Sassoferrato (Italian, 1609-1685) 1966.332 c. 1643 European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010
Ruins on a Hill Claude de Jongh (Dutch, c. 1600-1663) 1946.281 1640s European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010
Portrait of a Man Italy, Venice, 16th century 1955.683 c. 1530s European Painting and Sculpture September 23, 2010
Tablespoon England (probably), 18th century 1940.413 c. 1780-1790 Decorative Art and Design September 6, 2010
Ladle England, London, 19th century 1945.175 1824-1825 Decorative Art and Design September 6, 2010
Water Pitcher Paul Storr (British, 1771-1844) 1942.810 1801-1802 Decorative Art and Design September 6, 2010
Strainer Edward Aldridge (British) 1955.349 1762-1763 Decorative Art and Design September 6, 2010
Strainer Spoon England, 18th century 1940.293 1700s Decorative Art and Design September 6, 2010

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