01/02/2014 02:24 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

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

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.”

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