BUCHAREST – A portray believed to be “Tête d’Arlequin” by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2012 from Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum has turned up in Romania, prosecutors stated on Sunday.


In one of many artwork world’s most dramatic heists, thieves made off with seven work, price hundreds of thousands of euros, by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and others.


Whereas the Romanian ringleader and his accomplices had been convicted of the theft in 2013, not one of the artworks had been recovered and Romanian specialists believed not less than three of them had been burned in an try and destroy proof.


“Anti-organized crime prosecutors are investigating the circumstances below which a portray signed by Picasso price roughly 800,000 euros ($913,440) was discovered on Saturday night in Tulcea county,” they stated in an announcement, including the portray is being authenticated.


They stated two Dutch residents arrived on the Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest with the portray saying they’d discovered it within the southeastern Romanian county.


Safety digital camera footage launched on the time of the theft confirmed a gang getting into by a again door of the museum and disappearing from view. Seconds later they reappeared carrying cumbersome objects.


The opposite stolen works had been Matisse’s “La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune,” Monet’s “Waterloo Bridge, London” and “Charing Cross Bridge, London,” Gauguin’s “Femme devant une fenêtre ouverte,” Meijer De Haan’s “Autoportrait” and Lucian Freud’s “Lady with Eyes Closed.”




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