Italian Police Seize Paintings Stolen 20 Years Ago

March 5 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Italian authorities have seized several eighteenth century paintings that were stolen from the Castle of Moretta in Cuneo, Italy. The five canvases, which were stolen in 1998, are by the Lombard artist Francesco Antoniani. Their value back then was estimated at 160 million lire. Their seizure was made possible when the works appeared at a provincial auction house and questions were asked about their provenance.

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