Cezanne

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Theft of Cezanne’s View of Auvers-sur-Oise

Cezanne, View of Auvers-sur-Oise
Cezanne, View of Auvers-sur-Oise

Description

On December 31, 1999, during the fireworks that accompanied the celebration of the millennium, a thief broke into the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England and stole Cezanne’s landscape painting View of Auvers-sur-Oise. Valued at £3 million, the painting has been described as an important work illustrating the transition from early to mature Cezanne painting.

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