Stolen Sanctuary Paintings Located in Parma Antiques Fair

May 10 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

This blog has long since highlighted the penchant Italian police have to show themselves with looted art.

The latest news comes from Vercelli in Northern Italy, in which 11 stolen paintings dating to c.1700 from the Sanctuary of Frassineto have been recovered by the authorities. News reports suggest that the works, which were taken in 2017, were eventually recovered at the antique dealers' event Mercante in fiera in Parma. All have since been returned to the Sanctuary.

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