Police have found the painting that was stolen a day ago from Moscow’s famed museum of Russian art in broad daylight.

The painting of mountain ridges by Arkhip Kuindzhi, titled “Ai-Petri. Crimea,” was stolen in front of confused visitors Sunday at the Tretyakov Gallery. Witnesses described a young man who removed the landscape from the wall before they realized that they had seen a theft.

The Interior Ministry says Monday that they have detained a suspect in the theft and recovered the painting that had been hidden at a construction side outside Moscow. Police said the man has been on bail for drug possession since December.

The painting had an insurance equivalent of $185,000 but some other works by Kuindzhi have fetched more that $3 million at auctions.

A police car is parked outside the Tretyakov State Gallery museum in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (some 181,860 US dollars), director of the ministry's museums department Vladislav Kononov told TASS. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
A police car is parked outside the Tretyakov State Gallery museum in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (some 181,860 US dollars), director of the ministry’s museums department Vladislav Kononov told TASS. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian police officers stand at an entrance of the Tretyakov State Gallery museum in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. (some 181,860 US dollars), director of the ministry's museums department Vladislav Kononov told TASS. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian police officers stand at an entrance of the Tretyakov State Gallery museum in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. (some 181,860 US dollars), director of the ministry’s museums department Vladislav Kononov told TASS. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian police officers stand at an entrance of the Tretyakov State Gallery museum in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. (some 181,860 US dollars), director of the ministry's museums department Vladislav Kononov told TASS. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russian police officers stand at an entrance of the Tretyakov State Gallery museum in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. (some 181,860 US dollars), director of the ministry’s museums department Vladislav Kononov told TASS. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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