Greece said on Thursday it recovered a painting by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens stolen from a museum in Belgium in 2001 and arrested two Greeks who tried to sell it to undercover police for one 1 million euros ($1.4 million).
The culture ministry would not identify the artwork, dated 1618, but a Rubens painting called “The Caledonian Boar Hunt” was stolen 10 years ago from the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.