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Met Museum Sued Over Cezanne Painting Stolen by Bolsheviks From Collector

A Parisian engineer is suing New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art to recover a Paul Cezanne painting that he says the Bolsheviks stole from his great- grandfather during the Russian Revolution. The suit was filed Tuesday in U.S District Court.

The painting is valued at $50 million to $70 million, said Washington lawyer Allan Gerson, who represents the plaintiff, Pierre Konowaloff. A New York dealer in Impressionist art, who didn't want to be identified, said that in today's market, it could sell for as much as $100 million.

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