A 50-year-old Serbian has been arrested in Paris on suspicion of having snatched the 1837 work titled “Les Arabes d’Oran” (Arabs of Oran) from Galerie Schmit on the chic rue Saint-Honore, which runs parallel to the Louvre museum.
The man is also suspected of having stolen a crystal statue worth 40,000 euros from a Paris boutique of designer glassware firm Lalique a day before the Delacroix theft.
Delacroix, who lived from 1798 to 1863, was the most important member of the French Romantic movement.
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