Marcia “Martha” Fuqua

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.