The largest art theft in 2020 happened in Oxford
ARTinvestment.RU   18 марта 2020

Gallery of Christ's College-Черч lost works of Anthony van Dyck, Annibale Carracci and El Salvador Rose a total value of more than $12 million

According to the materials, cited The Times, the paintings could be stolen late on Saturday evening, March 14. Inspector John Capps, of Thames Valley police commented: "the circumstances of the theft have not yet been restored, but a thorough investigation to find the kidnapped and to bring the perpetrators to justice. At the time of investigation in the area where the crime occurred, will increase the number of police officers". Currently, the police are looking for witnesses who could give-то information about the burglary. While the official representatives of the authorities have no explanation as to how the thieves were able to enter the Museum and how it was made work.

Missing three paintings of the late XVI — the mid-seventeenth century: "Drinking boy" (1580-е) Annibale Carracci, "Soldier on horseback" (C. 1616) by Anthony van Dyck and "Rocky coast with soldiers, studying the map" (1640-е) Salvator Rosa. The total cost of works, according to experts, is £10 million, or $12.2 million In the current year — is the biggest art theft.

the work of Carracci, and van Dyck were in the Museum's permanent collection since the mid-eighteenth century. In 1765 they were among more than 200 paintings and almost 2000 drawings, bequeathed by General John Hysom Oxford University. "Rocky coast" Salvator Rosa also came to the Museum as a bequest in 1966.

Sources: thetimes.co.uk, artnews.com



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