Painting alleged of Cezanne seized by Turkish police

Turkish police seizes a painting reported to be of famous French artist Paul Cézanne

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Smuggling and anti-terrorism unit of Yalova police seized a painting said to be of renowned French artist Paul Cézanne.

The police in Yalova province responded to a notice and seized the painting from a vehicle inbound from neighboring Bursa province in Turkey’s northwest.

The painting is reported to be the “Young Italian Girl Resting On Her Elbow,” and is said to carry extreme value.

Police said the painting was sent to the Museum Directorate of Bursa for examination.

Three suspects in the vehicle between the ages of 40 to 45 years old, were processed on charges of “smuggling natural and cultural artifacts.”

TRTWorld and agencies