Thursday , February 25 2021

Renoir painting stolen from an auction house in Vienna



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.


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