Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904) and Aimé-Nicolas Morot (French, 1850-1913) Lion aux aguets: On the watch

A pair of Orientalist paintings were stolen from a collector in Paris in 1984 and surfaced for sale at auction in London in 2008.  Chris Marinello negotiated release agreements with the consignors allowing for the sale of the two pictures and the return of the funds to the insurer in 2011.