Usually curators, restorers and art historians are the ones who discover unknown works by acknowledged masters. But this past weekend, the Polish customs office seems to have done the work for them by unearthing a Renoir that was being shipped to the US.
From the Agence France Presse story:
“According to an expert at the National Museum in Warsaw, it is an authentic Renoir,” Monika Lewandowska, prosecutor’s office spokeswoman in the Polish capital, told AFP.
Investigators are seeking to confirm the identity of the owner of the painting and the person to whom it was being posted in the United States. […] According to the Polish news agency PAP, the painting shows a sunlit landscape in Cagnes-sur-Mer, southern France, with two women wearing red dresses and accompanied by a young girl.
Unknown Renoir Seized in Polish Customs Bust (AFP)