Claude Monet’s “Plage de Pourville” Found

Two women of the National Museum of Poznan hold the painting ‘Plage de Pourville’ (Beach of Pourville) by French impressionist Claude Monet during a presentation to media in Poznan, Poland, 13 January 2010.   Polish police have found Claude Monet’s painting ‘Plage de Pourville’, stolen on 19 September 2000 at the National Museum.   The painting was discovered in Olkusz, south Poland, on 12 January 2010.   A 41-year-old man, Robert Z. (withheld name), suspected of its 2000 theft, has been arrested.   The thief cut the poorly-protected painting out of its frame and replaced it with a forgery.   ‘Plage de Pourville’ is the only painting by Claude Monet in a Polish art collection.

 

Photo: Fotoglif

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