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Picasso Sketchbook Worth $14M Stolen in Paris

A notebook of 33 pencil drawings by Pablo Picasso has been stolen from the Paris museum that bears the painter's name, authorities said Tuesday.

The book is reportedly worth several million euros (dollars).

The theft took place between Monday and Tuesday morning at the Picasso Museum, France's Culture Ministry said. It was discovered Tuesday morning, a police official said anonymously, as police are not authorized to discuss cases publicly.

The stolen sketchbook, shiny red with the word "Album" inscribed in gold on the front, dated from 1917 to 1924, the Culture Ministry statement said. It measured 6.3 inches by 9.5 inches (16 by 24 centimeters) the ministry said.

The Picasso Museum, in Paris' old Marais neighborhood, is dedicated to the Spanish-born painter, a founder of the Cubist movement and leading 20th century artist.