Two stolen Van Gogh paintings recovered after 14 years

October 13, 2016

We’d like to congratulate the Van Gogh Museum on the recovery of Seascape at Scheveningen (1882) and Congregation leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen (1884/85).

The two paintings were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum back in 2002 and despite a 14-year journey, the two paintings appear to be in fairly good condition! The curator who inspected the authenticity and provenance of the works at the request of the Italian Public Prosecutions Department drew a firm conclusion: “they are the real paintings!”

The stolen paintings were recovered in Italy during a massive, continuing investigation by the Italian Public Prosecutions Department into organized crime.
 
Read the full press release.
 

Seascape at Scheveningen, Vincent van Gogh - 1882

 

Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, Vincent van Gogh - 1884 to 1885
Congregation leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, Vincent van Gogh - 1884 to 1885

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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