The Boy in the Red Vest

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The Boy in the Red Vest
Paul Cézanne, Jeune garçon au gilet rouge (1888-89).jpg
Artist Paul Cézanne
Year 1888 or 1890
Type oil
Dimensions 80 cm × 64.5 cm (31.5 in × 25.4 in)
Location Foundation E.G. Bührle

The Boy in the Red Vest (also known as The Boy in the Red Waistcoat) [1] is an 1888/90[2] painting (Venturi 681) by Paul Cézanne. It depicts a boy in traditional Italian attire. On February 10, 2008, the painting was stolen from Foundation E.G. Bührle in Zürich, Switzerland.[3] It was the museum's most valuable painting and is valued at $91 million.[4]

The painting stolen from Zurich was recovered in Serbia on April 12, 2012[5]

4 versions of the painting exist.[5]


  1. ^ "Cezanne masterpiece believed recovered by Serbian police". Reuters (London: Guardian). 12 April 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Foundation E.G. Bührle: The Boy in the Red Vest (1889/90)
  3. ^ "Reward for $180m Zurich art heist bandits". Herald Sun. 13 February 2008. 
  4. ^ "2 Paintings Stolen From Zurich Museum Didn’t Get Far". NY Times, February 20, 2008
  5. ^ a b "Stolen Cezanne found by Serbian police". BBC News. 12 April 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012.