23 Feb, 2022 @ 15:00
1 min read

Theives steal two artworks by Edgar Degas from private villa in Spain’s Galicia

Flickr Ballet Rehearsal, Edgar Degas, 1873, The Fogg Art Museum
Flickr Ballet Rehearsal, Edgar Degas, 1873, The Fogg Art Museum

POLICE are investigating the alleged theft of two priceless Edgar Degas paintings from a private villa in Galicia.

The two paintings, which are part of a private collection in Nigran near Pontevedra, went missing from the villa while the wealthy owner was away.

The French painter, whose works sell for millions, is famous for his oil and pastel paintings.

It has not been revealed which paintings have been stolen or their estimated value.

A recent Degas went at auction for €22 million.

The ‘father of French impressionism’ is famous for his pastel sketches of ballerinas.

The ballerina series is highly sought after by the most prestigious auction houses internationally.

As yet, no further information has been released on the owner of the paintings, or the circumstances behind their theft.


Fiona Govan

Fiona Govan joined The Olive Press in March 2021. She moved to Spain in 2006 to be The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid correspondent and then worked for six years as Editor of The Local Spain. She lives in Madrid’s Malasaña district with her dog Rufus.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Dangerous 'slimming pills' containing deadly amphetamines are sold across Spain
Previous Story

Dangerous ‘slimming pills’ containing deadly amphetamines sold illegally across Spain

People smuggling boat service between Spain's Murcia and Algeria is stopped before picking up first passengers
Next Story

People smuggling boat service between Spain’s Murcia and Algeria intercepted before picking up first passengers

Latest from Crime & Law

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press

Top International Casino Sites for Spanish Players in 2024

Spain has a long history of gambling dating back to

Tips for a Fabulous Graduation Trip to Spain

After years of determination and sacrifice, the best thing to