The painting was stolen in 1985 from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris by Philippe Jamin and Youssef Khimoun. Five years later, it came back into the possession of the Museum, since 1991 it is reissued. The value of the artwork is at least 11 Million Euros. Monet's groundbreaking work of art is important for the the movement of Impressionism. The dimensions of the painting are 63cm x 48cm.
Description of "Impression, Sunrise" (1872)
The art theft of "Impression, Soleil Levant" by Claude Monet
The other paintings were Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "Bathers sitting on a rock," and "Portrait of Monet," Berthe Morisot "Young lady on the ball" and Naruse's "Portrait of Monet". A former employee of the Musée Marmottan testified that the thieves would have to be an art connoisseur from the selected stolen works of art. All works of art had a total value of at least $ 12.5 million at this time.
The paintings from the art theft are recovered
Source and related Links:
Los Angeles Times, 28.10.1985: “Maskierte üben ‘Kunstraub des Jahrhunderts’ aus”
New York Times, 07.12.1990: Neun Gemälde aus dem Impressionismus auf Korsika wieder aufgetaucht
Monets Gemäldesammlung im Musée Marmottan in Paris