Stolen Picasso paintings recovered in Paris
- 8 August 2007
Two Picasso paintings stolen from the Spanish painter’s granddaughter earlier this year have been found, officials have confirmed. The works, which featured Picasso’s daughter Maya and his second wife Jacqueline, were discovered in Paris yesterday, as police confirmed another stolen drawing had been recovered. The paintings - worth an estimated 50 million euros - were stolen from the home of Diana Widmaier Picasso in February, while she and a friend were sleeping. As reported by French daily La Figaro, the thieves had removed the paintings from their frames and rolled them up. ‘Maya a la Poupee’ and ‘Portrait de femme, Jacqueline’ were being returned to the Picasso family, according to Widmaier Picasso’s lawyer.