Police said a Madison woman took a painting from a campus gallery to show her interior designer.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department said the artwork stolen from Union South Nov. 20 was recovered and 66-year-old Hildegard Neujahr cited on suspicion of theft.

UWPD said tips helped investigators identify Neujahr from the surveillance image released Nov. 26.

UWPD said Neujahr told police on Monday night that she took the painting from Union South to show her interior designer for color ideas in her home.

Neujahr told officers she thought the painting was done by a student, and therefore was acceptable to take. She turned the piece of art over to UWPD. Police said it will be returned to its home at Union South.

Neujahr was cited on suspicion of misdemeanor theft, according to a news release.

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