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Police recover stolen art – Herald Scotland

Three paintings linked to the theft of hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of art from museums in the 1990s have been found thanks to an eagle-eyed curator.The recovery of the three artworks believed to be worth more than £200,000 followed information passed on to Lothian and Borders and Strathclyde Police forces.The discoveries have kick-started a police investigation into allegations which came to light 15 years ago that art from Glasgow’s taxpayer-funded galleries and museums were being sold on the black market.The paintings, Wooded Landscape With Figures by the French artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, a landscape by the Scottish post-impressionist painter Samuel Peploe and another work by the Italian Renaissance painter Federico Barocci are now being held by Glasgow Museums.All three are understood to have been either sold or attempted to be sold by one source.

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