Its value is estimated at between 120,000 and 160,000 euros.
UA small picture of the French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir was stolen from a large auction house in the center of Vienna, local police said on Wednesday, seeking three suspects.
A picture showing the coastal landscape was to go to a hammer on Wednesday, but it disappeared from Monday afternoon, according to the same source. Its value is estimated at between 120,000 and 160,000 euros.
The police published images shot by a surveillance camera showing three men entering the Dorotheum auction house around 5:15 am. After going directly to the picture on the second floor, they left the rooms separately.
"Probably they were professionals" said Patrick Maierhofer, a spokesman for the Vienna Police.
Between 40 x 27 centimeters, this painting entitled "The Gulf, Sea, Green Cliffs" dates back to 1895.