Volume 9, No. 12

December 1988

Romantic and Rustic, but not by Constable!
— Virgilia H. Pancoast
Landscape with Windmill and Untitled Landscape, reviewed by IFAR, are not Constables

Stolen and Recovered: Manet's Bouquet of Peonies Huntington, L.I.
— Margaret I. O'Brien
Appraisal estimates of Manet, stolen from Heckscher Museum, in the millions bring the press out. Recovered days later in Queens apartment building; thief still on the loose.

IFAR Staff in Review, 1988
— Constance Lowenthal
Personnel changes and other developments.

Cumulative Index: Stolen Art, 1988

Ten Important Thefts Reported in 1988
Fra Beato Angelico, Saints Dominic and John the Baptist, among 28 old master paintings and drawings, from the Colnaghi Gallery, New York City; Caspar David Friedrich, Cemetery in the Snow, from Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts, East Germany; Lippo Vanni, Book of Anthems, 27 illuminated pages, from Museo d'Arte Sacra, presso la Basilica Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta, San Gimignano; van Gogh, The Potato Eaters, Dried Sunflowers and Weavers: Interior, from Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands; Auguste Rodin, Mask of a Man with a Broken Nose, from Rodin Museum, Philadelphia; Aztec or Mixtec necklace of turtle-shell beads and two other pieces of pre-Columbian jewelry, in transit, Montreal to New York; Edvard Munch, Asgardsstrand, and 11 Munch prints, from collection of Ole Gunnar Selvaag, Oslo, Norway; Fernand Léger, The Blue Bottle, and five other small modern paintings and drawings, Solomon Gallery, New York City; Picasso, Studio, and about 26 other cubist works, from Douglas Cooper home, Château de Castille, Argilliers, France; Louis Comfort Tiffany window, from St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, Bar Harbor, Maine.

Ten Important Recoveries Reported in 1988
Caravaggio, St. Jerome, from cathedral, Malta; Sebastien Vrancx, Autumn, and 15 other works, from private residences, Belgium, one arrest; Edouard Manet, Bouquet of Peonies, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, Long Island; Jusepe de Ribera, El Expolio, church in Spain; van Gogh, Still Life with Carnations, and works by Cézanne and Jongkind, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Edvard Munch, The Vampire, Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway; Edward Moran, Squally Day at Newport, Calvert Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Chinese wine beaker, Tsun, Chou dynasty, 11th century B.C., and 80 other Oriental vessels, snuff boxes, and other objects, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Md., one arrest; Picasso, Wedding of Pierrette; Joan Miró, Composition, and five other Miró paintings, Fundacio Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain.

Stolen Art Alert: Crystal Ball and Osiris Statue taken Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Stolen Art Alert: And a mask from old Ceylon
Unrelated theft at University Museum.

Stolen Art Alert: Armed Robbery at the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gunman steals Mask of the Man with the Broken Nose; sketch of suspect.

Stolen Art Alert: Newbury Street Theft in Boston, Massachusetts
Gunman takes ten 19th-century paintings by Lawson, Key, Little, Wendel, etc.

Stolen Art Alert: Stolen in transit New York, NY
Three pieces of gold pre-Columbian jewelry disappear between Montreal and New York.

Stolen Art Alert: Theft of three van Goghs: Otterlo, The Netherlands
The Potato Eaters, Dried Sunflowers and Weavers: Interior stolen from Kröller-Müller National Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands.

Stolen Art Alert: Armed robbery Leerdam, The Netherlands
Gunman steals Isaksz van Ruysdael and Frans Hals from Museum het hofje van Aerden, Leerdam.

Stolen Art Alert: Portfolio stolen, Dusseldorf, Federal Republic of Germany
Five prints, including Tiepolo, Blessed Girolamo Aemilianus Dispensing Alms to Orphaned Boys.