Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

An El Greco recovered in Spanish museum theft

A painting by the Renaissance artist El Greco, stolen from a Spanish museum last year, has been found in the checked-baggage department of Madrid's international airport, police sources said Sunday. Fourteen people had been detained on suspicion of trafficking in stolen art treasures, the sources said.

The canvas, a minor work entitled "El Salvador," was stolen from Caceres Museum in western Spain last May, along with other paintings worth a total of about $1.5 million.

About these ads

Three youths were charged with the theft, but many of the paintings, including the El Greco, were not recovered.

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.