Police recover stolen painting that could be a valuable Tintoretto

The Renaissance portrait was stolen in Marbella by four men who were supposedly negotiating to purchase it on the black market

The portrait is unsigned but police believe it is by Tintoretto or one of his contemporaries

POLICE have recovered a stolen painting that officials say may be an unsigned original by a famous Renaissance artist, or by one of his contemporaries. Investigations into the origin of the portrait remain ongoing but police think it may be the work of the 16th-century Italian painter Tintoretto, or someone close to him in the Venetian school of the time.

Police have arrested four men for allegedly stealing the painting at a Marbella restaurant where they met with the seller on June 14 to negotiate a deal.

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