Wildenstein warranted that it owned the Diptych, that it had been legally imported into the United States, and that there were no liens or encumbrances against it. In addition, the Getty undertook a reasonable investigation of the painting's provenance, as well as its authenticity. That investigation confirmed that the Diptych had been possessed and owned by the House of Sabran until its acquisition by Wildenstein, and yielded nothing that cast doubt on the validity of Wildenstein's representations.
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