Stolen French artwork to be repatriated

25 Jan 2012 7:53 AM | Anonymous

Stolen French artwork to be repatriated
By Roland Flamini - Special to The Washington Times

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
A stolen work by French impressionist Camille Pissarro is going home after 31 years, thanks to sharp-eyed French investigators and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The work, a monotype (an oil painting transferred to paper) of a bustling market scene called “Le Marche,” was taken from the Faure Museum in Aix-les-Bains, France, in 1981, then smuggled into the United States and sold to an art gallery in San Antonio, Texas.

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