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Paul Delvaux

 
 
 Paul Delvaux (1897-1994),  Le rendez-vous d’Ephèse , signed and dated ‘P. Delvaux 12-67’ (lower right), oil on canvas, 62 7/8 x 63 in. (159.9 x 160 cm.), Painted in December 1967.

Paul Delvaux (1897-1994), Le rendez-vous d’Ephèse, signed and dated ‘P. Delvaux 12-67’ (lower right), oil on canvas, 62 7/8 x 63 in. (159.9 x 160 cm.), Painted in December 1967.

Stolen Paul Delvaux Painting Recovered Under Unusual Circumstances

Aug 1, 2008

This Delvaux painting was stolen in 1968 in transit from a gallery in New York City.   In a highly confidential settlement agreement, negotiated between Christopher A. Marinello and the attorney for the possessor, the painting was sold and the proceeds returned to the insurer.

Marinello physically recovered the painting when it was handed to him from a window of a Mercedes S-type in the middle of 72nd Street in New York City.  The painting was rolled up in a black plastic garbage bag.

Details of the settlement remain confidential

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