Vincent van Gogh Painting Stolen from Dutch Museum

Museum officials of the Singer Laren museum of the Netherlands have reported that a Vincent van Gogh painting has been stolen. The painting was on loan from the Groninger Museum.

No other art pieces were touched at the museum.

The Groninger Museum said in a statement: “The work from 1884, oil on paper on panel (marouflé), is the only painting by Van Gogh in the collection of the Groninger Museum.

Jan Rudolph de Lorm, museum director of the Singer Laren, told Dutch news site NOS he was “shocked and incredibly pissed off” by the theft.

The value of the work has not been disclosed. Police are investigating the theft and no further information has been provided to the public.

The Singer Laren museum is currently closed due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Incidentally, van Gogh was born 167 years ago today in Zundert, the Netherlands.

By Nini Dakhundaridze

Source: The Indipendent

30 March 2020 19:08