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Sunday, 28 May 2023
Two 17th-century paintings discovered in a highway dumpster in Germany
painting by Samuel van Hoogstraten

NBC reported, citing AP, German police appealed for information on Friday about the possible owners of two 17th-century paintings discovered in a highway rest stop dumpster. discovered 

Police said a 64-year-old man found the oil paintings at the rest stop near Ohrenbach in central Germany last month.

He later handed them in to police in the western city of Cologne.

An initial assessment by an art expert concluded the two framed paintings were originals, police said.

One is a self-portrait by Pietro Belloti showing the Italian artist smiling and dating to 1665.

The other is a portrait of a boy by the 17th-century Dutch artist Samuel van Hoogstraten, date unknown. discovered 


Source: NBC

Image source: Cologne Police-NBC