Stolen Rembrandt recovered in Denmark

16th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

16 September 2005, AMSTERDAM — Danish police have recovered a self-portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn which was stolen five years ago.

16 September 2005

AMSTERDAM — Danish police have recovered a self-portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn which was stolen five years ago.

Four people were arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods, Danish news agency Ritzau reported on Friday.

The self-portrait of the Dutch master is valued at almost EUR 35 million and was taken in an armed raid on the national museum in the Swedish capital Stockholm five years ago. Two paintings by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir were also stolen.

Ritzau reported that two Iraqis, a Swede and a Gambian national were arrested in a hotel in the Danish capital Copenhagen when they allegedly tried to sell the stolen Rembrandt. Police had been watching the men for some time.

One of the two stolen Renoir paintings, 'Conversation with the gardener', was recovered in 2001.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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