Alleged Cézanne painting seized in Turkey

The painting is reported to be the “Young Italian Girl Resting On Her Elbow,” and the originality of the seized painting will be examined by experts in the city of Bursa

Alleged Cézanne painting seized in Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk 

A painting, believed to be the famous French artist Paul Cezanne’s ‘Young Italian Woman at a Table’, which has an estimated value of $150-200 million, has been seized in Turkey’s northwestern province of Yalova.

"Young Italian Girl Resting on Her Elbow"

The police in Yalova province responded to a notice and seized the painting from a vehicle inbound from neighboring Bursa province in Turkey’s northwest.

Police said the painting was sent to the Museum Directorate of Bursa for examination.

Three suspects in the vehicle between the ages of 40 to 45 years old, were processed on charges of “smuggling natural and cultural artifacts.”

Last Mod: 18 Mayıs 2015, 12:13
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