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Major Art Theft in Madrid

PARTIAL RECOVERY June 21, 2002
FULL RECOVERY Sept 9, 2002
Story (in Spanish) see El Mundo
Story (in English) see BBC


MADRID, SPAIN - August 8, 2001 thieves stole some twenty art works including fourteen paintings from the guarded home of construction baroness Esther Koplowitz.  Photos of the missing artworks are currently listed on the FBI's website
.  A partial listing of the stolen paintings includes:

Artworks recovered June 21, 2002:

Recovered  - Brueghel, Pieter II (Flemish, 1564-1638) "St Anthony's Temptations"
Recovered  - Camarasa (Spanish, 1871-1959) "Bodegón de Flores"
Recovered  - Foujita (Jap/Fr., 1886-1968) "Girl with Hat"
Recovered  - Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828) "Donkey's Fall"
Recovered  - Pissarro(French, 1830-1903) "Eragny landscape"
Recovered  - Solana (Spanish, 1886-1945) "Masks of Carnival"
Recovered  - Sorolla (Spanish, 1863-1923) "Bath in Valencia"
Recovered - De Hase (Spanish) "View of the Picos de Europa"
Recovered - Luce, Maximilien "The Factory"
Recovered - Anon - "Woman with Small bird in Hand"

Artworks recovered Sept 9, 2002:

Recovered  - Foujita (Jap/Fr, 1886-1968) "La casita de muñecas"
Recovered  - Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828) "The Swing"
Recovered  - Gris, Juan (Spanish, 1887-1927) "Guitar on a Chair"
Recovered  - Nonell (Spanish, 1872-1911) "Gitana"
Recovered  - Ortiz, Francisco Pradilla (Spanish, 1848-1921) "Porto D' Anzo"
Recovered  - De Haes, Carlos "Autum in the Mountains"
Recovered  - Loir, Luigi "L' avenue du bois de Bologne"
Recovered  - Lucas "Landscape with Sailboate"
Recovered  - Anon. - "Banquet with Orchestra"

To read a story about the crime see the BBC; for more detailed information see the four part coverage in (Spanish) El Mundo


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