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2006-08-19 06:27:26

By Julie Mollins TORONTO (Reuters) - A 20th-century French oil painting by Edouard Vuillard, looted by the Nazis during World War Two, will be returned to the family of its original owner, the National Gallery of Canada said on Friday. This is the first time a work stolen by the Nazis has been identified and returned to its rightful owners by the Ottawa gallery. "We are proud of the fact that we brought it up first and that the right result has been achieved," said Chief Curator...


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