Maya with Doll, a 1938 oil on canvas by artist Pablo Picasso, was one of the three works recovered by police Tuesday, according to French media. ((Succesion Picasso/Associated Press))

Police have recovered three Pablo Picasso works stolen from the home of the Cubist master's granddaughter earlier this year, French media reported Tuesday.

Authorities have recovered the drawing Marie-Thérèse à 21 ans (Marie-Thérèse at age 21) and the two famed canvases Maya à la poupée (Maya with Doll), which depicts Picasso's daughter, and Portrait de femme, Jacqueline, an image of the Spanish artist's second wife.

According to media reports, police apprehended three male suspects Tuesday in the 16th arrondissement neighbourhood of Paris.

No other details have been released.

The works disappeared from the Paris home of Diana Widmaier-Picasso — Maya Picasso's daughter — in late February.

Police were initially baffled and eventually suspected someone with inside knowledge of the home, located in the city's chic seventh arrondissement, because there were no signs of a break-in.

Experts estimated that the two canvases alonewould be worth more than $60 million US and said that the works are too well known to be sold on the open market.

As one of the world's most popular and valuable artists, Picasso's creations are also among the most frequently targeted for theft.