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Frans Hals

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Frans Hals

Frans Hals painting stolen from Dutch museum for the third time

Two Laughing Boys with a Mug of Beer was taken in previous heists with a work by Jacob van Ruisdael

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Art market

Sotheby's wins case over 'modern forgery' Frans Hals

Consigner of problematic painting must repay auction house for reimbursement to American client

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Art market

Most expensive works of art at auction, January to December 1999

The top twenty has Cézanne at the top with a new record from Sotheby's

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Looting

Restitution battles rage from Seattle to Paris to Budapest to New Zealand

Matisse Odalisque restored to the Rosenberg family

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What's on

What's on in London: Glass extravagance at Mallett's and Richard Green’s cabinet of Dutch delights

Also on show are Ewan Uglow’s precise drawings at Browse and Darby and the diverse talents of Underwood at the Redfern Gallery