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Serbian Police Find Painting Thought To Be Stolen Cezanne


A section of a reproduction of Paul Cezanne's painting "The Boy in the Red Vest," which was stolen from a private museum in 2008.

A section of a reproduction of Paul Cezanne's painting "The Boy in the Red Vest," which was stolen from a private museum in 2008.

Police in Serbia say they have recovered a painting believed to be a canvas by French impressionist painter Paul Cezanne that was stolen from a Swiss museum four years ago.

The painting, "The Boy in the Red Vest," was worth an estimated $110 million when it was stolen in 2008.

It was one of four paintings stolen by three armed, masked men from a private Swiss museum in what was one of the world's biggest art thefts.

Two of the stolen paintings were recovered days later abandoned in a car. The fourth, a painting by Edgar Degas, is still missing.

Serbian media reports said three suspects were detained in connection with the theft.

In October, Serbian police recovered two paintings by Pablo Picasso stolen from a Swiss museum in 2008.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP

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