Carabinieri recover artwork stolen by Nazis in 1944

Taken from Luxembourg prince's home in Camaiore

(ANSA) - Milan, April 18 - Three paintings held to be of great importance taken in 1944 by Nazi occupation troops from a villa owned by the Prince of Luxembourg in Camaiore have been recovered by a section of the Carabinieri that focuses on cultural heritage protection. The works of art were presented at the Accademia di Brera on Monday. One is an oil painting believed to be by Giovanni Battista Cima, also known as 'Cima da Conegliano' (1460-1518) of a 'Virgin and Child (65x51 cm), another is a tempera painting on a panel with a gold background attributed to Alesso Baldovinetti (1425-1499), depicting the 'Holy Trinity' (60x38.5 cm), and the third is an oil painting signed by 'Jeronimus ex Libris', Girolamo Dai Libri (1474-1555), entitled 'Circumcision/Presentation of Jesus at the Temple' (83x101 cm).