Peter Paul Rubens Biography
History of Rubens masterpiece "The Three Graces"
During the Spanish Civil War, between July 1936 and April 1939 Rubens artwork with other masterpieces have been brought to Geneva for the safety of the Madrid Museo del Prado. Responsible for this action was Jacques Jaujard, formerly responsible for Fine Arts in France.
The art theft of Rubens "The Three Graces"
A few days later a track to thieves was found under the direction of Detective Superintendent Charles Hewett. The unemployed ambulance driver Michael Hall was arrested as the only thief, and sentenced to five years in prison.
Rubens artwork returned to the Museo del Prado after the recovery.
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