Volume 12, No. 6

June 1991

A Problematic Picasso
— Virgilia H. Pancoast
IFAR and John Richardson have doubts about a Still Life, submitted to IFAR for review

Picasso and Magritte Recovered in New York: Thief Replaced Originals with Forgeries
— Constance Lowenthal
Picasso’s Head of a Woman with Golden Earrings (1943) and Magritte, Sans Famille (1954), stolen from Emily McFadden Staempfli home in 1980s, recovered. Images and story included in article.

Miami Customs Recovers Rubens Oil Sketch for Spain
— Constance Lowenthal and Paloma Botin
Seized at Collins Avenue hotel; stolen from Museo de Bellas Artes in La Coruña, Spain; art historian Charles Scribner III aids in recovery; Robert Alvarez and son, José Pablo; Michael Dimitioff, and Orli Beigel arrested.

IFAR Helps Police Recover 16th-Century Franco Flemish Allegory
— Anna J. Kisluk
Allegories of the Virgin Mary stolen in East Hampton, recovered in New York; Zion Morrally arrested.

College and Museum Clash over Egyptian Pectoral
— Constance Lowenthal
Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Lafayette College go to court in ownership dispute.

Miniatures Stolen: Private Collection, Cincinnati
— Anna J. Kisluk
Taken from important and largest private U.S. collection; subjects range from 17th to 19th centuries.

Rare Jacob Maentel Stolen
— Anna J. Kisluk
Group portrait of Wiestling family stolen from Frederick, Maryland Historical Society.

Paintings, Pastels, Mixed Media Works, Watercolors: Allan, Boudewyns, Magritte, Mortimer, Moucheron, Northcote, Picasso, Poelenburgh, Rocca, Rubens, Staveren. Silver: Schuppe. Tapestries: after Rubens. Musical Instruments: Stradivari.

Just In…Seurat Stolen at Grand Palais
— Caroline Goeser
Crayon drawing, Le Cocher de fiacre, taken from Paris retrospective.