Stolen Renoir Painting Discovered at Flea Market Must Return to Museum

January 12th, 2014

Paysage Bords de Seine by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, via The GuardianA Virginia court has ruled that a Renoir purchased at a flea market for $7 must be returned to the museum it was stolen from in 1951.  Paysadge Bords de Seine, stolen from Baltimore Museum of Art, was discovered by teacher Marcia “Martha” Fuqua, and was valued at $22,000.  “The museum has put forth an extensive amount of documentary evidence that the painting was stolen,” Brinkema said, citing a 1951 police report and museum records.Read more at The Guardian