Stolen Matisse painting found in Essex

Henri Matisse painting Le Jardin, worth £620,000
Henri Matisse painting Le Jardin, worth £620,000

A Henri Matisse painting worth £620,000 stolen from a Swedish art gallery 22 years ago has been recovered in Essex.

The 1920 oil painting, Le Jardin was taken by thieves in the early hours of 11 May 1987 from the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm.

The whereabouts of the painting remained a mystery for more than two decades.

Henri Matisse painting Le Jardin, worth £620,000
Henri Matisse painting Le Jardin, worth £620,000

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