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Titian's masterpiece stolen and found at the bus station is sold for 20 million euros

Titian's masterpiece stolen and found at the bus station is sold for 20

Renaissance painter Titian's The Rest on the Flight to Egypt has fetched a record price at auction after being stolen several times.

The sale of the work for €20.6m (£17.5m) sets a new world record for works by Titian, according to auctioneers.
The 1510 painting was first stolen by Napoleon's troops from the Belvedere Palace in Vienna during the early 19th century. In 1995, it was stolen from Longleat House in England, where it had hung since it was purchased by the 4th Marquess of Bath in 1878.
A £100,000 reward was offered for the work's safe return.

The work was found seven years later without its frame in a plastic bag at a bus stop in London.