The work of Camille Pissarro, entitled Le marché ou Le marché aux poissons, monotype 19.4 x 14.5 cm, belonging to the city of Aix-les-Bains and stolen from the Faure Museum in November 1981, along with a small canvas of Renoir, still not located, was found on the art market in the United States. Reappeared in 1985 and offered for sale by its owner in 2003, the print was the subject of an investigation by the American authorities from the moment it was clearly identified as a work stolen in France.

The Minister of Culture and Communication would like to thank
for its high efficiency in the handling of this file, the
Department of Immigration and Customs, Department of
United States Territory (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – ICE/
U.S. Department of Homeland Security - DHS) in New York, which had seized
this work in 2006. The action of this service allows, with the monotype of
Pissarro, to make in one year the third return of the United States
in France of stolen goods from French public collections, after
The Laundress suffering from the teeth of Edgar Degas (state property,
assigned to the Musée d'Orsay and deposited at the Musée Malraux du Havre) in
February 2011 and Jules Breton’s Fisherman’s Daughter (owned by the city of
Douai, assigned to the Musée de la Chartreuse) in October 2011.

The Minister welcomes the exemplary action of the other American authorities,
Justice and the liaison office Interpol, which made possible the restitution
of this work at the end of a long legal procedure and have worked
in close long-term cooperation with French services
heritage of the Ministry of Culture and Communication
Police (Central Office for Combating Trafficking in Cultural Property - OCBC)
to reach this happy outcome of the situation.

The monotype, after having been returned to the French State by
through the Embassy of France in the United States, whose
in this case was extremely valuable, just came back on the
territory, and will soon be officially handed over to the city
of Aix-les-Bains, during a ceremony at the Ministry of Culture and
Communication in February, before returning to the walls of the
faure museum.