Marianne Hamburger-Löw was born in 1901 as the daughter of Wilhelm Löw and Franziska née Bauer. Her father owned several properties in Lower Austria, as well as a distillery. Her parents also possessed several prestigious art objects. Marianne's marriage to Friedrich Hamburger, which produced a son, Franz, lasted less than four years and was dissolved in 1929. Marianne was adopted thereafter by her uncle, the industrialist Gustav Löw, and took the name Hamburger-Löw. Because of her Jewish origins, she left for New York in October 1938 with her son. The art collection that her parents had had to abandon when they escaped to London was auctioned in May 1939 in the Dorotheum in Vienna.
The painting Landcape with Board Fence and High Clouds from the school of Salomon Ruysdael, which Marianne Hamburger-Löw listed in her Vermögensanmeldung (declaration of assets) and which was auctioned by the Dorotheum, was acquired in August 1939 by the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna through Galerie Sanct Lucas in exchange for other items. In May 2008, the Art Restitution Advisory Board recommended the restitution to the legal successors.