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Historic 18th century painting stolen by mobsters found over 50 years later

Posted on AllSides January 28th, 2024
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SALT LAKE CITY (CNN Newsource/KUTV/WKRC) - An art appraiser based in Salt Lake City was approached by the family of a man who passed away in 2020. Emily Stauffer said the family wanted to know how much a specific painting in his estate was worth. "When I saw it, it certainly appeared to be an 18th-century painting. It was a well-done painting," said Emily Stauffer. After seeing the painting, she noticed that it looked eerily similar to a painting by John Opie called "The Schoolmistress" that was painted in 1784....

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