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Art Theft

James Stunt tried to sell a Monet for £20million that turned out to be a fake – just days before The Mail on Sunday revealed allegations that the bankrupt businessman had lent counterfeit works to the Prince of Wales.

Television art expert Ian Towning, who owns the prestigious Bourbon Hanby Arcade in Chelsea, West London, says he was invited to inspect the painting, described as a landscape painted by the French Impressionist in 1889, during a cloak-and'-dagger meeting at Stunt's Belgravia flat on October 29.

To read more on The Daily Mail:

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