The book, published by Deutscher Kunstverlag includes several essays about Haberstock and his art dealings:
An essay by Christof Trepesch, director of the
Two essays by Horst Keßler, the historian responsible for the Haberstock foundation and papers: the first on post-1945 restitution proceedings, the second on Karl Haberstock’s art dealership up to 1944, his role under the Nazi regime and on the
An essay by Ute Haug, provenance researcher at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, on Haberstock and German art museums;
An essay by provenance researcher Anja Heuß on a Tintoretto representing “Christ carrying the Cross” from the Mayer-Fuld collection, purchased by Haberstock from the Achenbach auction house (Berlin) in July 1940 and sold to the Düsseldorf municipal art collections in the same year, and the post-war restitution claim for this painting.
The greater portion of the book is dedicated to a colour-illustrated catalogue of the objects in the Karl and Magdalena Haberstock Foundation and the estate of Magdalene Haberstock (categories: paintings and graphics; furniture and mirrors; porcelain; miscellanea) and a documentation of the account books of the
After a brief introductory and explanatory text, the documentation consists firstly of a transcription of the Galerie Haberstock accounts books (both purchases and sales) between 1933 and 1944 and, secondly, of black-and-white photographs of objects purchased or sold between 1933 and 1944 corresponding to the account books.
The book has name, place and subject indices.