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The seven paintings by Matisse, Gauguin, Picasso, Monet, Meyer…

The seven paintings by Matisse, Gauguin, Picasso, Monet, Meyer de Haan, and Lucian Freud, stolen from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam last year.

After her son, one of the suspects in the theft, was arrested in January, Olga Dogaru claims to have buried the paintings in her village in Romania. Later she says she dug them up and ultimately burned them in her stove in February of this year.

Investigators, not taking Dogaru at her word, are performing forensic analysis on the ashes taken from her house.

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A gouache painting by Claude Cholat, one of the twenty-one wine…

A gouache painting by Claude Cholat, one of the twenty-one wine merchants on the official list of the vainqueurs de la Bastille and an eyewitness to the storming of the fortress on 14 July 1789.

Cholat was in the crowd of about 900 citizens who arrived at the Bastille on that day. He reportedly manned one of the cannons brought in by the revolutionaries (perhaps the silver Siamese piece that had been given to Louis XIV?).

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