Day: January 4, 2014

“Flea Market Renoir Painting Sparks Legal Battle With Museum”

“Flea Market Renoir Painting Sparks Legal Battle With Museum”


“A one-of-a-kind Renoir painting the size of a napkin is at the center of an intense legal battle between a museum that claims it was stolen and a Virginia woman who claims she bought it for $7.

The tiny work of art is an 1879 landscape by the Impressionist painter titled “Paysage Bords de Seine.”

In court papers filed this week, the Baltimore Museum of Art claims the painting was stolen in 1951. As evidence, the Museum provided a 60-year-old police report, old museum catalogues and a receipt showing that a patron bequeathed the painting to the museum. . . . .”