Stolen Munch print found

A valuable woodcut by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, which was stolen from an estate in southern Sweden last year, has been returned to its owners.

The woodcut, titled “Towards the Forest,” was made by Munch in 1897 and is estimated to be worth four million kronor ($576,300). It shows two people, one in black and the other in white, against a green background.

“The insurance company says they received the piece from an anonymous person,” police spokesman Per Göransson told the website of the Kvällsposten daily.

The paper reported that a ransom appeared to have been paid for the work by the Norwegian master, and that it had been returned to the sons of the owner, who died soon after it was stolen last May.