Italy to Return Two Stolen Paintings to Van Gogh Museum

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Italy to Return Two Stolen Paintings to Van Gogh Museum

Two stolen paintings were released from a hold on Janaury 19 by the court in Naples. The works were recovered in October last year during a large-scale investigation on behalf of the Italian Public Prosecutions Department, conducted by a specialised Guardia di Finanza team. The court’s decision clears the way for the two paintings from the collection of the Van Gogh Museum to return to Amsterdam. Detail of Van Gogh's Congregation leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen from 1884/85. Van Gogh’s Seascape at Scheveningen (1882) and Congregation leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen (1884/85) were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in 2002. The