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An art shopper looks closely at a 5.5 inch by 6.6 inch (14 centimeter by 23 centimeter) painting by French Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir titled "Paysage Bords de Seine". (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Judge Orders Renoir Painting Returned to Museum

The story began with one of those improbable tales of an artistic masterpiece uncovered at a flea market. It concluded Friday, the painting still a masterpiece but the story about the flea market all the more improbable.

01/10/2014

An art shopper looks closely at a 5.5 inch by 6.6 inch (14 centimeter by 23 centimeter) painting by French Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir titled "Paysage Bords de Seine". (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Judge Hears Claims on Renoir Painting’s Ownership

A federal judge will hear arguments on whether a napkin-sized painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir should go to a Baltimore museum or a Virginia woman who says she bought it at a flea market for $7.

01/09/2014

File photo of "Self Portrait," an 1899 painting from Pierre-Auguste Renoir. (credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Legal Fight Continues Over Renoir Painting

Lawyers for a Virginia woman trying to reclaim a Renoir painting seized by the FBI in an ownership dispute say a Baltimore museum’s claim to the painting can’t be authenticated in court.

01/02/2014

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