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Settlement reached over painting stolen by Nazis

Posted at 11:38 AM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 12:38:53-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An attorney for a French woman who sued the University of Oklahoma over a painting that the Nazis stole from her family says a settlement has been reached and that the university will return the painting to her.

New York attorney Pierre Ciric told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the settlement was signed by both parties regarding ownership of the painting "Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep" by the impressionist master Camille Pissaro.

He says under the settlement, 100 percent the painting's title will be transferred to his client, Leona Meyers.

The agreement also calls for the painting to be displayed publicly at OU's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, Oklahoma, and a museum in France.

A university spokeswoman didn't immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

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