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article imageStolen Rembrandt found after 15 years

By Tim Sandle     Mar 21, 2014 in Entertainment
Some 15 years after it was stolen, a 17th Century painting by the renowned Dutch master Rembrandt has been recovered in France.
The recovered painting is L'enfant a la bulle de savon ("Child with soap bubble"). The undated painting, which portrays a teenage boy with long dark brown locks, wearing a golden necklace and holding a soap bubble. The painting is, according to, CTV News, valued at 3.2 million euros ($4.5 million). At the same time, two men have been arrested in Nice.
The painting was taken from the museum Musee Municipal d'art et d'histoire in the southern city of Draguignan back in 1999. The theft took place when most people were participating in Bastille Day celebrations.
The recovery came about after French Police received information that a transaction was due to take place in a hotel.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history.
There are some doubts over whether the painting is genuine. Tribune de l’Art argues that the work "appears far too low to be the hand of the genius of Amsterdam." The painting's authenticity will need to be decided upon by art experts.
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