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Post Discovers Renoir Has Ties to the Baltimore Museum of Art

Talk about flea market finds.

A Virginia woman bought a Renoir painting at a flea market for $7 that was set to go to auction and expected to fetch as much as $100,000.  

But then the Washington Post found that "Paysage Bords de Seine" may have been been stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art. A copy of the 1951 police report provided by the Baltimore police shows the painting was indeed stolen, the paper writes. 

"The new details could trigger a legal showdown over the painting’s ownership among several players: the historic Baltimore museum; the company that insured the painting and paid a $2,500 claim for the stolen artwork; the six-year-old auction house; and the Virginia woman who unwittingly purchased the Renoir at the Harpers Ferry Flea Market," the Post writes. You can read the entire article here

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