Swiss confirm seized painting is stolen Cezanne

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A Serbian police display the masterpiece by French impressionist Paul Cezanne, "The Boy in the Red Vest" which they discovered in a vehicle  in Belgrade Thursday April 12, 2012 in this image taken from video released by the Serbian Interior Ministry.  The masterpiece by French impressionist Paul Cezanne, "The Boy in the Red Vest"  which was stolen from a private Swiss museum in 2008 in one of the biggest art thefts in Europe,was discovered in Serbia, police said Thursday. Serbian police went on to say three people were arrested in connection with the robbery.(AP Photo/Serbian Interior Ministry/AP Video) TV OUT
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A Serbian police display the masterpiece by French impressionist Paul Cezanne, "The Boy in the Red Vest" which they discovered in a vehicle in Belgrade Thursday April 12, 2012 in this image taken from video released by the Serbian Interior Ministry. The masterpiece by French impressionist Paul Cezanne, "The Boy in the Red Vest" which was stolen from a private Swiss museum in 2008 in one of the biggest art thefts in Europe,was discovered in Serbia, police said Thursday. Serbian police went on to say three people were arrested in connection with the robbery.(AP Photo/Serbian Interior Ministry/AP Video) TV OUT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss prosecutors say a painting seized in Serbia has been confirmed as a stolen masterpiece by French impressionist Paul Cezanne.

Zurich prosecutors said Thursday that the E.G. Buehrle Foundation certified that the painting is Cezanne's "The Boy in the Red Vest."

The painting was worth 100 million Swiss francs ($109.6 million) when it was stolen along with three other works from the private Buehrle collection in 2008.

Two paintings by Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh were recovered shortly after the heist. The whereabouts of the fourth, by Edgar Degas, is still unknown.

Serbian police said Thursday three people were arrested in connection with the robbery.

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