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Last of Stolen N.C. Wyeth paintings recovered.

In October 2015, an anonymous third party returned to authorities the last two of six stolen N.C. Wyeth paintings. The six paintings were stolen from the Portland, Maine, home of Joseph Soley in 2013. Four were subsequently recovered in December 2014 at a Beverly Hills pawnshop. Lawrence Estrella, a New Hampshire man with a record of previous burglaries, was convicted of illegally transporting the final two paintings across state lines.

The value of the two paintings recovered in October, "Go Dutton, and That Right Speedily" and "The Encounter on Freshwater Cliff," has been estimated at hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars.

The Portland Museum of Art recently featured all six recovered paintings by the New England native in a special exhibit. No one has been arrested for the theft of the final two recovered paintings.

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Title Annotation:INSIDE THE FRAME
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Date:Mar 22, 2016
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