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23 February 2011

Four works of art stolen in Ajaccio, Corsica, France

In the night between 18 and 19 February 2011, four valuable paintings were stolen from the Ajaccio museum of fine arts (Palais Fesch). The total losses amount to about EUR 4 million.

Description of paintings:

-     “The Madonna and Child surrounded by seraphim”, oil on wood by anonymous 16th c. Italian artist, Dimensions: 53 x 34 cm (Photograph 1)

-     “Midas at the Source of the River Pactole”, oil on canvas by Nicolas Poussin, Dimensions: 58 x 82 cm (Photograph 2)

-     “The Virgin and Child”, tempera on wood attributed to Giovanni Bellini, Dimensions:
65 x 46.5 cm (Photograph 3)

-     “Pentecost”, tempera on wood by Mariotto di Nardo, Dimensions: 47 x 28 cm (Photograph 4)

Anyone with information about the theft or the whereabouts of the paintings is asked to contact INTERPOL Paris (ref. DCPJ/SDLCODF/OCBC/T 32341/COE) and the INTERPOL General Secretariat (ref. 2011/9765).