FBI Top Ten Art Crimes: #9

#9: Van Mieris’ A Cavalier

Van_Mieris_A_CavalierA Cavalier by Van Mieris’
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/vc_majorthefts/arttheft/van_mieris

 

A decade has past since this 11 x 16 self portrait of the Dutch Master Frans Van Mieris was stolen from an art gallery in Sidney, Australia. 6,000 people visited the gallery on that fateful day in 2007, but one of them had ill intentions.

The small painting had been screwed to the wall in such a manner that it makes police wonder if it could have been an inside job. That is still undetermined a decade later.

The self portrait was painted on wood between 1657 and 1659 and it is estimated at just over a million dollars.

Tips can be submitted through the FBI’s website HERE.

 

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