Flea market Renoir painting to return to Baltimore



2015-06-26 13:35:53

Flea market Renoir painting to return to Baltimore

A Renoir painting bought at a flea market in 2009 was stolen in the 1950s

A judge in the US has ruled that a Renoir painting bought in a Virginia flea market for just $7 in 2009, whichturned out to have beenstolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art in the 1950s, must be returned.

Renoir photograph Baltimore Renoir was one of the pioneers of impressionism

The work, titled On the Shore of the Seine, was painted in 1879 and has been valued at $22,000. The FBI seized it in 2012 shortly after it was consigned to auction.

Last year a stolen Renoir was auctioned at Sotheby's London for 1m ($1.6m).

We have this handwritten letter from Renoir to his friend and patron Madame Marguerite Charpentier for sale.

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