Volume 11, No. 4

April 1990

Masterpieces Stolen from the Gardner Museum
— Constance Lowenthal
Largest haul ever of Old Masters, ($100-200m); includes Vermeer, The Concert, Rembrandt, Storm on the Sea of Galilee, works by Flinck, Degas, Manet and others

Clarification of Japan's Art Recovery Statutes
— Constance Lowenthal
National Police Agency cites cooperation with French in recovery of five Corots stolen October 1984 from Semur-en-Auxois. Purchased in good faith by Japanese buyers, paintings were returned despite two-year statute of limitations.

Update: Los Angeles, CA
— Margaret I. O'Brien
Court hearing for Craig Warner in theft of Tibetan artifacts from Dr. Jane Werner in 1976.

Recoveries: New York; Ardmore, PA
— Margaret I. O'Brien:
New York, NY: 15 paintings from Dyansen Gallery in SoHo. Ardmore, PA: Two Picasso etchings, three Dali prints from gallery; Henry V. Lasiter charged.

Paintings, Pastels, Mixed Media Works, Watercolors: Pellan. Prints, Drawings: Picasso. Sculpture: Kärntner School, Maillol. Antiquities: Egyptian Dynasty VI, God Ptah, Goddess, Middle Kingdom; Hellenistic Zeus, Leda; pre-Columbian Mayan, Nayarit, Olmec. Ethnographic Objects: African Bakongo; Oceanic Philippine Islands, Solomon Islands, Baluba, Bayaka; American Indian Northwest Coast Indian; Indonesian creese handle; Indian orissa.