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Baltimore Museum of Art assails Va. woman’s claim to stolen painting by Renoir

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In federal court papers filed Tuesday, the Baltimore Museum of Art fought back against claims brought by a Loudoun County driving instructor that she deserves to own a long-missing Renoir painting that she says she bought at a flea market in 2009 but that the museum says was stolen from its building more than 60 years ago.

At a hearing scheduled for Jan. 10 in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, the museum will ask a judge to dismiss Martha Fuqua’s ownership claims to the Renoir, an 1879 landscape called “On the Shore of the Seine.”

Read the whole story at The Washington Post