Stolen art worth more than $1.5m discovered during raids

A STOLEN art collection worth more than $1.5million and three luxury cars have been recovered by police during raids of a property in Sydney's inner west.

The 18 paintings and sketches, which include work from renowned artists Pro Hart, David Boyd, John Perceval, Arthur Streeton and Norman Lindsay, were reported stolen from a home at Darling Point in 2010.

During the search, police also seized a variety of expensive electronic equipment and three luxury cars in various stages of repair - a black Range Rover reported stolen from south Wentworthville in 2011, a blue BMW 325i reported stolen from Delahey, Victoria, in 2007 and a Ferrari.

No arrests had been made on Wednesday but a number of people were expected to be interviewed.

The artwork was being evaluated by an expert and were believed to be:Victoria and Moonlight, Charles Blackman; Dreamer in the Glen, David Boyd; Nasturtiums, Iris and Blue Vase, Chris Canning; Tree of Life, John Coburn; The Crimson Scarf, Janet Cumbrae Stewart; The Girl in White, Robert Dickerson; The Red Gown, Judy Drew; The Red Silk Robe, Judy Drew; Wild Orchids, Pro Hart; Rita of the Seventies, Norman Lindsay; Seated Nude, Norman Lindsay; Gloria, Norman Lindsay; Tug Boat, Williamstown Port, John Perceval; Adieu Australia, Garry Shead; Capricorn Haze, Tim Storrier; Little Blue Bay, Sirius Cove, Sydney, Arthur Streeton; Nude with Blue Drape, Dora Lynell Wilson; Voyeur, by Martine Emdur.

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