Monday, December 16, 2019

Police Recover Renoir

From today’s NY Times:

Italian police have recovered a Renoir painting that was stolen from a private collection 33 years ago, Agence France-Presse reported. Following a tip from an art critic, Vittorio Sgarbi, who was enlisted to evaluate the work by a gallery owner in the city of Riccone, the police arrested the gallery owner and two other suspects. The oil painting of a nude woman, above, which is valued at $730,000, was stolen from a family in Milan in 1975. It was recovered along with a forgery of a Manet work, which Mr. Sgarbi had also been asked to appraise.


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