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Did a German Art Thief Lose the Painting She Stole?

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By Tobias Carroll On April 27, a woman walked into the Museum Huelsmann in Bielefeld, German and walked out with a 461-year-old painting. That work of art in question was Pieter Aertsen’s Portrait Of A Young Lady, which was completed in 1561. As for what the woman’s motivations were, however, law enforcement was unclear. Much of the coverage of the theft focused on what reports referred to as the “strikingly attractive” appearance of the apparent thief. But having an image of what she looked like released to the media did not help efforts to locate the painting. Now, a new twist in the case ha…

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