Report: Art treasures in Gurlitt's Austrian house

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Associated Press

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 27 at 12:04 AM

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian state television says experts have found 180 artworks — including a long-lost painting by Claude Monet — in the Salzburg house of the German art collector who hoarded art in his Munich apartment for decades.

ORF says the works were discovered last month among the "household belongings" of Cornelius Gurlitt, in addition to 60 pieces of art discovered separately in the house.

The network reported Wednesday the trove includes a Monet painting estimated to be worth 10 million euros — nearly $14 million. Other works are by Edouard Manet, Auguste Rodin and Pablo Picasso.

German authorities are checking whether some of the 1,400 pieces of art found in Gurlitt's Munich apartment were stolen by the Nazis. ORF says the recent Salzburg finds don't appear to fall in that category.

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