Volume 13, No. 12

December 1992

Ten Important Thefts Reported in 1992
143 Chinese snuff bottles, Burghley House, Stamford, England; Picasso, Nude Before a Mirror Marie-Thérèse Walter), and Monet, Custom Officer's Cabin at Pourville, private collection, Brentwood, Calif.; Egyptian caryatid mirror and two other antiquities, in transit from Cleveland Museum of Art to exhibit in New York; Giovanni Francesco Caroto, The Martyrdom of St. Catherine, Picture Gallery of Christ Church, Oxford, England; Master of Mary of Burgundy manuscript, Berlin Kupferstichkabinett museum; Hugo Scheiber, Seated Man, among 21 avant-garde works stolen at knifepoint from New York owner's apartment; Il Correggio, Madonna and Child, and works by Velasquez, El Greco, and two Guardi works, Modena museum; pair of Ming Dynasty roof tiles, New York gallery; Jacob Isaac Meyer de Haan self-portrait, missing during shipment from Japan back to New York; Jean-Baptiste Oudry, The White Duck, among several 18th-century paintings stolen from Marquess of Cholmondeley home, England

Ten Important Recoveries Reported in 1992
Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of Princess Sibylle van Cleve, and seven other 16th-century portraits by Cranach and his workshop, museum in Weimar, Germany, five arrests; Fernando Botero bronze sculpture, The Two Lovers, stolen from truck along with Dubuffet sculpture, also recovered; Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Bouquet of Anemones in a Green Vase, stolen from Wildenstein Gallery window, London; Thomas Gainsborough, Portrait of Madame Bacelli Dancing, Russborough House, Ireland; reliquary box of Henry I, part of Quedlinburg Treasures, Germany; Jean-Michel Basquiat,, No. 1, 1981, and Cy Twombly, Infinite Causes, stolen from New York gallery; John Inigo Richards, A View of Westminster Abbey from St. James's Park, stolen from private home; 26 of 127 American Indian artifacts, including Apache Indian Basketry Bowl, Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, one arrest; Aymara textiles from Bolivia; Marsden Hartley self-portrait, recovered with Picasso etching and Bierstadtstill life.

Missing Art Index, 1992

Cumulative Index 1992

Rubens Return and Convictions
— Anna J. Kisluk
Dimiter Michael Dimitroff, Robert and Pablo Alvarez get 18-month prison terms in smuggling of Rubens, stolen from museum in La Coruna, Spain.

Missing Koenigs Drawings Surface in Russia
— Constance Lowenthal
360 of 527 old master drawings stolen during World War II from the Franz Koenigs collection in the Netherlands, are discovered in former Soviet Union.