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Picture from a catalog of artist Edvard Munch's 1915 watercolor "Blue dress," which was stolen along with two other lithographs from a hotel outside Moss, 30 miles south of Oslo on Sunday.
updated 3/10/2005 7:17:15 PM ET 2005-03-11T00:17:15

Three stolen works of art by Edvard Munch were recovered Monday, police said, less than 24 hours after thieves pried them loose from the walls of an upscale restaurant in the second theft of the Norwegian master’s work in less than seven months.

Iver Stensrud, of the Oslo police, also said several arrests had been made. He declined to be more specific or say what condition the stolen watercolor and two lithographs were in.

A 1915 watercolor called “Blue Dress” and two lithographs were stolen from the walls of the restaurant of the stately Refnes Hotel near the city of Moss, about 30 miles south of Oslo, late Sunday, Jan Pedersen, of the local police, said by telephone.

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