A painting of Renoir stolen in Vienna

adminNovember 29, 2018




Agence France-Presse
Vienna

A little painting by the French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir was stolen from a large auction house in the center of Vienna, the local police said Wednesday and looking for three suspects.

The painting depicting a coastal landscape was going under the hammer Wednesday, but has disappeared since Monday afternoon, according to the same source. The value is estimated between 120,000 and 160,000 euros ($ 181,000 and 241,000).

The police released pictures taken by a surveillance camera that showed that three men entered the Dorotheum Auction House building at 17:15. After going straight to the second floor exhibition, they allegedly left the scene. separately.

"They were probably professionals," said Patrick Maierhofer, spokesman for the Viennese police.

Measures 40 x 27 centimeters, this table is justified Gulf, Sea, Green Cliffs dates from 1895.



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