▲ Up
 
22:07 29-03-2015
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Stolen Gauguin, Bonnard paintings found in Sicily 40 years later

Bishkek (AKIpress) - Gauguin, Bonnard After more than 40 years, Italian police found two paintings belonging to an English collector in a home of a retired factory worker in Sicily, Deutsche Welle reported.

One of the paintings originated from the 19th century French Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin and has been identified as “Fruit on a Table with a Small Dog” (1889). The son of the painting's Sicilian owner, an architecture student, had contacted authorities after noticing similarities between the still life hanging on their kitchen wall and those listed in a catalog of Paul Gauguin's works. Experts said the second work – “Woman with Two Chairs” – was from French avant garde artist Pierre Bonnard.

The theft of the two artworks occurred in Britain in 1970. The paintings were transported to Italy, where they were found on an Italian train and subsequently placed in lost-and-found. Without knowing their significance, the Italian railway put them on auction in Turin in 1975 where their current owner purchased them for less than $270.

It was not immediately clear where the Gauguin and Bonnard would travel to next. Italian authorities contacted London's Scotland Yard about the recovered artworks in order to understand “if someone can legitimately lay claim to the ownership of the two paintings.”

The Gauguin painting has an estimated value of between $20 and $48 million, while the Bonnard was estimated at around $827,000.


Twitterfacebookprint
11:28 03.04.2014
LATEST NEWS
11:47 Kyrgyz Ombudsman, Russian human rights expert discuss protection of labor migrants11:32 Vice PM for Security, High Commissioner for Human Rights discuss reforms in Kyrgyzstan11:21 National Guard of Kyrgyzstan, General Command of Gendarmerie of Turkey sign protocol on bilateral relations11:10 Upper Naryn Cascade HPPs, Kambar-Ata – 1 to be built for sure – Russian Ambassador10:59 Kyrgyzstan attaches great importance to developing friendly relations with Kazakhstan – Speaker10:46 Presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland discuss prospects of further cooperation10:36 Kyrgyz journalists participate in conference on security media in Serbia10:24 UNHCR ready to consider return of ethnic Kyrgyz living in Pamirs of Afghanistan10:12 Total volume of EEU public procurement makes $280 bln – expert10:04 Russian government not to reduce donor aid for Kyrgyzstan – Ambassador17:27 International community urges Kyrgyzstan to revise bills on foreign agents and LGBT propaganda17:23 China, Kazakhstan set to enhance cooperation through silk road initiative17:18 Kazakhstan promises fair elections to be held17:14 Black ice forecasted for most regions of Kazakhstan17:09 Russia’s Ivanovo regions suggests cooperation to Tajikistan17:03 Tajik Foreign Minister holds talks with UN Secretary General16:59 Tajikistan to make every effort to evacuate its citizens from Yemen, Foreign Ministry claims16:53 Turkmenistan, OSCE discuss energy security16:51 Ukraine wants Turkmeninstan to resume gas supplies16:47 Turkmen President receives Chairman of National Assembly of Belarus
Astana
-10° C
Ashgabat
+15° C
Bishkek
+6° C
Dushanbe
+11° C
Tashkent
+10° C
exchange rates
 
69.14
63.90
10.28
1.11
200.64
185.50
29.85
3.22
6.21
5.75
0.92
0.10
2642.45
2484.15
400.29
41.38
3.81
3.50
0.56
0.06

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2015. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75