The BBC News site ran this picture of what is probably the recovered Polish Monet landscape that had been stolen ten years before for a museum in Poland. The police have been looking for a decade for a man who was seen sketching in the museum two days before. The painting was cut from the frame and replaced with a drawing on cardboard. The museum’s spokeswoman Aleksandra Sobocinska said she did not have an up-to-date valuation of the painting but expressed that “to us it was a priceless masterpiece”.
News accounts give the work a round number value of £1m set before the work was taken. Although prices for works of art–especially impressionist works of art–have risen in the last decade, any current value for the painting would have to take into account the damage done by the theft.
Stolen Monet Painting Recovered in Poland (BBC News)