Long-Lost Renoir Returned to Baltimore Museum

Long-Lost Renoir Returned to Baltimore Museum

painting-Renoir-On the Shore of the SeineA tiny Renoir painting has returned home to a gallery in the Baltimore Museum of Art nearly 63 years after it was stolen and then kept mysteriously hidden for decades until it resurfaced in 2012.

Museum officials were thrilled and a little teary-eyed when it was returned to its rightful home.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s painting “On the Shore of the Seine,” from about 1879, will be unveiled Sunday as the centerpiece of a new exhibition, “The Renoir Returns.”

“It’s a moment we’ve been looking forward to,” said museum director Doreen Bolger. “I always believed in my heart that it would come back … It’s what we’re about: preserving works of art.”

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