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Wednesday, August 25, 1999 Published at 00:57 GMT 01:57 UK


World: Europe

Stolen Rembrandt recovered in Denmark

Rembrandt's Portrait of a Lady

Two paintings - by Rembrandt and Bellini - which were stolen in January have been recovered by police in Denmark.

The works of art were found in the Danish port of Helsingoer 60km (40 miles) north of Copenhagen.

Two Danish youths, who cannot be identified by law, were arrested as police recovered the paitings.


[ image: Bellini's Portrait of a Young Man]
Bellini's Portrait of a Young Man
The two works of art - Portrait of a Lady by Rembrandt and Portrait of a Young Man painted by one of the Italian Bellini family of painters - were stolen on 29 January.

They were in a private gallery in the eastern province of Nordsjaelland.

Two men were seen making their getaway in a blue Volvo car.

A spokesman at the gallery at the time said the Rembrandt was the only certified work by the artist in Denmark.

It is estimated to be worth about $15 million.

The gallery had offered a $50,000 reward for the return of the stolen works.



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