Stolen art is nothing new and nothing to sneeze at – ah-choo – either. Take for instance the current hullabaloo going on with the French Culture Ministry and Weiss Fine Art Gallery of London. Weiss bought a painting at the Maastricht Art Fair from a dealer who bought it at auction in Italy last year. Weiss brings the painting back to a small art fair in France attended by devotees of Old Masters. Up pops the weasel, some French nut-job claiming the painting is French national property because it was stolen in 1818 during the chaos of the French Revolution. Rib-bit, rib-bit. Sorry dude, everything is null and void after 200 years. That’s MY Opinion. RE: BBC News Europe.