Houston Renoir Makes FBI Top Ten

Madeleine Leaning on Her Elbow with Flowers in Her Hair from FBI web site.

A painting by Pierre Auguste Renoir stolen from a Houston home last year has been added to the FBI’s Top Ten Art Crimes list. Estimated to be worth $1 million, Madeleine Leaning on Her Elbow with Flowers in Her Hair, was stolen during an armed robbery in September, 2011. A reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the recovery of the painting ir being offered. Renoir painted the work in 1918. The canvas size is 50.17 x 41.28 centimeters, and the artist signed the oil portrait in the lower right corner. The painting was taken with its frame intact.

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