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In re: "Paysage bords de Seine"

In re: “Paysage bords de Seine,” 1879 unsigned oil painting on linen by Pierre-Auguste Renior, Slip op., No. 1:13cv347 (LMB/TRJ) (Jan. 14, 2014 E.D. Va.).

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When a small Renoir painting consigned in 2012 to a Virginia auction house was revealed to be the same painting that had been stolen more than 60 years earlier while on loan to the Baltimore Museum of Art, the FBI seized the work. The United States government then brought an interpleader action to determine the paintings’ ownership which, despite . . .






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