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A portrait of King Philip IV of Spain by the 17th Century Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens was destroyed by an arsonist in Zurich’s Kunsthaus Museum. The 24 1/2-by-31-inch canvas, worth an estimated $2 million, was reduced to ashes, leaving only the baroque frame. Swiss police said they were holding a young man, who declined to identify himself, in the attack. Last Jan. 10, another Rubens work, a sketch in oils titled “Orpheus and Eurydice,” was cut from its frame at the same museum and stolen.


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