Five Stolen Paintings Return to Levitan Museum

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Five works by Russian painter Isaac Levitan worth about 77 million roubles ($1.3 million) have been returned to his house-museum in Plyos, Ivanovo region, the Interfax news agency reported Monday.

The paintings “The Ravine Behind the Fence,” “The Quiet River,” “The Whistle-Stop,” “River Creek” and “Roses” were abducted in August 2014. In December 2016, the suspected thieves were detained. They turned out to be 33 and 37-year-old residents of Nizhny Novgorod and a 29-year-old resident of one of the neighboring countries who was wanted.

Isaac Levitan is a renown Russian landscape painter of the 19th century famous for his “mood landscapes” in which he inimitably conveyed the sentiment of Russian rural sceneries. Among his most prominent works are “March,” “Over Eternal Peace” and “Spring. High Water”.