LONDON — Detectives on Thursday recovered a Leonardo da Vinci painting that was stolen from a Scottish castle in a daring daylight raid four years ago.
Officers raided an address in Glasgow and seized “Madonna with the Yarnwinder,” Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway police said. Three men from England and one man from Scotland were arrested.
The painting appeared on the FBI’s 10-most-wanted list of stolen art and on the Art Loss Register’s list of stolen masterpieces, where it was valued at $65 million.
Police said art experts had confirmed the recovered painting was the Leonardo masterpiece, stolen from Drumlanrig Castle in southern Scotland in August 2003.
Drumlanrig Castle, which houses one of the finest private art collections in Britain, also contains masterpieces by Rembrandt and Holbein.