A painting by famed Quebec artist Jean-Paul Riopelle which had been stolen from a Toronto art gallery on April 1st, has been recovered in Montreal.
Investigators from the Sûreté du Québec and RCMP raided a home in Montreal Wednesday and recovered an untitled one metre square painting worth approximately $225,000.
No one was arrested, but police are trying to determine what role, if any, the homeowner may have played in the theft.
Police say they have a photo of a suspect and the case remains active.
In February police recovered an antique bas-relief worth $1.2 million that had been stolen from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.