05/05/2013 05:51 pm ET Updated May 05, 2013

Witnesses Say Flea-market Renoir Was Seen In Family’s Home Decades Ago

Washington Post

Robert Musser was living at Marcia Fouquet's Fairfax County home in the early 1980s when, he said, he noticed a tiny painting with an ornate gold frame. It had a small plaque bearing a name he still remembers 30 years later: Renoir.

He asked Fouquet where she'd gotten the painting. "She said it came from a museum in Baltimore," recalled Musser, 61, a mechanical contractor who dated Fouquet at the time and now lives in North Carolina. "She said it was a real Renoir, that she owned a Renoir. . . . She never told me how she acquired it."

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