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Argentina returned to painting stolen 25 years ago

November 26 2005
07:28

The paintings were returned to Argentina from France after a long trial.

"The Road" painted by Paul Cezanne, Portrait of a girl in the blue ribbon 'Renoir and the "Scream" by Paul Gauguin in good condition. Their total cost is estimated at $ 1 million. In total 23 works were stolen totaling $ 25 million.

Three paintings were discovered in a Paris art gallery in 2002. Gallery owners said they purchased the picture from the citizen of Taiwan, the representative of the Chinese collector.

The Collector in turn said that he had purchased the picture from the Brazilian senator. According to the politician, he had inherited them from family members.

Chairman of the World Organization of registration of stolen works of art Julian Dedkliff managed to establish the true owners of the paintings.

In November, the stolen paintings were returned to Argentina, according to MIGnews.com.

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