Foundation E.G. Bührle

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Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection
Sammlung Bührle.jpg
Established 1960
Location Zürich, Switzerland
Type Art museum
Director Lukas Gloor
Website http://www.buehrle.ch

The Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection (Stiftung Sammlung E. G. Bührle) was established by the Bührle family in Zürich, Switzerland to bring to public viewing Emil Georg Bührle's important collection of European sculptures and paintings. The Foundation's art museum is in a Zurich villa adjoining Bührle's former home.

Collections[edit]

Although the collection includes a number of Old Masters and Modern art including works by Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso,[1] it comprises mainly French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism paintings by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Alfred Sisley, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh and others.

Gallery[edit]

Art theft[edit]

On 10 February 2008, four paintings worth CHF 180 million ($162.5 million) were stolen.[2] [3] The four paintings are Cézanne's The Boy in the Red Vest (1894/1895), Degas' Count Lepic and His Daughters (1871), Monet's Poppies near Vétheuil (1879) and Van Gogh's Blossoming Chestnut Branches (1890).

All four paintings have since been recovered. Monet's Poppies near Vétheuil and Van Gogh's Blossoming Chestnut Branches, were recovered on February 18, 2008 in a car parked at a nearby hospital's parking lot.[4] Cézanne's "The Boy in the Red Vest" was recovered in Serbia on April 12, 2012. Count Lepic and His Daughters was recovered in April 2012 with slight damages.[5] Three men were arrested in connection with the theft.[6]

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