A painting by Picasso stolen six years ago appears in Romania - La Provincia

A painting by Picasso stolen six years ago appears in Romania - La Provincia

A picture of Picasso that had been stolen in 2012 at the museum Kunsthal de Rotterdam has reappeared in Romania, as announced by the Prosecutor's Office of Bucharest on Sunday.

It would be about "Tête d'Arlequin" ("Head of Harlequin"), which was stolen in one of the most spectacular robberies in the art world, in which thieves were made with seven paintings worth millions of euros, including works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and others .

Although the leader of the criminals and their accomplices were convicted of the theft in 2013, none of the works of art had been recovered and the Romanian experts feared that at least three had been burned with the intention of destroying evidence.

"Prosecutors in the fight against organized crime are investigating the circumstances in which a painting signed by Picasso was found for an approximate value of 800,000 euros Saturday night in Tulcea county, "they said in a statement, adding that the necessary checks are being made to confirm that the painting is authentic.

Prosecutors reported that two Dutch citizens arrived at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Bucharest with the painting, stating that they had found it in the county of southeastern Romania.

The other stolen works were "La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune" ("Woman Reading in White and Yellow") by Matisse, "Waterloo Bridge, London" and "Charing Cross Bridge, London" by Monet, "Femme devant une fenêtre ouverte" ("Woman in front of an open window") by Gauguin, "Autoportrait" ("Self-portrait") by Meijer De Haan and "Woman with Eyes Closed" ("Woman with closed eyes") by Lucian Freud.


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