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After daring heist, art masterpieces go up in flames

Take a look at these pictures. It may be the last time you ever see them.

After the theft of several priceless artworks from the Kunsthal museum, investigators have announced that the paintings may have been burnt by the suspect’s mother to prevent her son being found with the paintings in his possession. From the International Herald Tribune: forensic scientists at Romania’s National History  museum appeared on the verge of confirming the art world’s worst fears: that Ms Daguru’s tale may be true.

Here are the seven paintings which were stolen and are feared destroyed:

Monet: Waterloo Bridge, London, 1901

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Gaugain: Girl in front of Open Window, 1898

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Picasso: Harlequin head, 1971

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Mayer de Haan: self portrait

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Matisse: reading girl in white and yellow

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Lucian Freud: Woman with eyes closed

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Monet: Charing Cross bridge, London

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