Thursday, February 21, 2008

Swiss Police Find Stolen Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh Paintings in Zurich

Claude Monet, (Paris, 1840 - 1926, Giverny), Poppies near Vétheuil, Oil on canvas. 71.5 x 90.5 cm. Painted around 1880.


Source:- Artdaily.org

ZURICH.- Swiss police announced they have found two of the four works stolen last week from the E. G. Bührle Collection. The works recovered are a Monet and a Van Gogh, estimated at $64 million. The works were recovered Monday in the back seat of a car parked at a psychiatric hospital in the city. The works are in good condition still with their glass covering. The works recovered are "Poppies near Vetheuil" (1879) by Claude Monet, and "Blossoming Chestnut Branch" (1890) by Vincent van Gogh. The Buehrle Museum director, Lukas Gloor, identified the works after they were found.

Swiss police are still searching for the other two paintings "Boy in a Red Waistcoat" by Paul Cezanne (1888) and "Count Lepic and his Daughters" by Edgar Degas (1871).

A worker from the psychiatric hospital reported the white car left in the park to the police. The car had stolen Zurich license plates.
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