Uffizi urges return of painting stolen by Nazis

Gallery chief Schmidt puts up photo of Van Huysum work

(ANSA) - Florence, January 2 - The Uffizi is urging Germany to return an 18th-century Dutch Rococo painting stolen by the Nazis in the Second World War.
    The director of the storied Florence gallery, Eike Schmidt, on Tuesday put up a print of Jan van Huysum's Vase of Flowers in the room it had been admired in until 1943.
    The black and white photo was labelled 'Stolen' in Italian, English and German.
    The German family that came into possession of the work wants to sell it back to the Uffizi but the Florentine gallery says it must be returned free of charge.