- Title: ITALY: ILLEGALLY EXPORTED RAPHAEL PAINTING RETURNED AFTER TWO YEARS.
- Date: 12th September 1971
- Summary: 1. GV Venice Square PAN museum 0.08 2. SV INT. Photographers around painting 0.18 3. CV Cameraman PAN TO Minister Siviero 0.26 4. SV Siviero PAN TO painting 0.34 5. CV Painting 0.38 6. CV Siviero 0.45 7. CV TILT DOWN painting 0.56 8. BIG CU Painting 1.01 9. SV People looking at painting (2 shots) 1.14 Initials SGM/2307 SGM/2312 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Reuters ID: LVA814LUH00QTY883E6U7IS4BO9I
- Location: Rome, Italy
- Country: Italy
- Duration: 00:01:14
- Story Text: An Italian Government representative said on Saturday (11 September) that the United States had set an example "high morality" in returning to Italy a valuable Raphael painting illegally exported two years ago.
Sionor Rodolfo Siviero, head of the Government's office for the recovery of works of art from abroad, said it was the first time that any country had returned a smuggled work of art without asking for any form of reimbursement.
The painting is a small "Portrait of a Young Girl" measuring about 10 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches (about 27 by 21.5 centimetres) painted by the Italian renaissance master about 1505. But its return to Italy was the only bright spot for Signor Siviero in a week overshadowed by art thefts of much greater value from Italian churches.
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