Cezanne's "Boy in a Red Vest"

Paul Cezanne's "Boy in the Red Vest," painted in 1894-95, was one of four paintings stolen in 2008 from the Foundation E.G. Buhrle Collection in Zurich, Switzerland, by three masked men a half hour before the museum closed. Valued at $91 million, it was the museum's most valuable painting, and the heist was the largest art robbery in Swiss history. Also stolen were Van Gogh's "Blossoming Chestnut Branches," Monet's "Poppy Field at Vetheuil," and "Ludovic Lepic and his Daughter" by Edgar Degas. While the Van Gogh and Monet were recovered several days later in a car parked in a nearby hospital parking lot, the Cezanne is still missing.

( February 19, 2012 )

Paul Cezanne's "Boy in the Red Vest," painted in 1894-95, was one of four paintings stolen in 2008 from the Foundation E.G. Buhrle Collection in Zurich, Switzerland, by three masked men a half hour before the museum closed. Valued at $91 million, it was the museum's most valuable painting, and the heist was the largest art robbery in Swiss history. Also stolen were Van Gogh's "Blossoming Chestnut Branches," Monet's "Poppy Field at Vetheuil," and "Ludovic Lepic and his Daughter" by Edgar Degas. While the Van Gogh and Monet were recovered several days later in a car parked in a nearby hospital parking lot, the Cezanne is still missing.

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