Volume 13, No. 9

September 1992

Medieval Documents
— Constance Lowenthal
Town of Hambach documents from 1482 to 1656 returned to Germany; Willi Korte helps determine they disappeared during World War II

A “Bonington” Reconsidered
— Virgilia H. Pancoast
Scholar Patrick Noon is confident that harbor scene, submitted to IFAR, is not by Richard Parkes Bonington.

Missing Iraqi Artifacts
American Association for Research in Baghdad publishes fascicle of important items missing from Iraqi museums: Lost Heritage: Antiquities Stolen from Iraq’s Regional Museums.

Traffic Accident Leads to Recovery
— Anna J. Kisluk
Michael Bell and Farhad Keshmiri Zadh charged by Los Angeles police in burglary of Marsden Hartley, Picasso etching, and still life attributed to Bierstadt; traced through stolen car involved in five-car crash.

Many Thefts and Recoveries: Alea, Greece
— Margaret I. O'Brien
8th to 4th century B.C. artifacts taken from museum in Alea, 121 miles southwest of Athens; Greek police arrest two shepherds, Vassilis Skendos and Giorgos Katsoulas, in unrelated case of trying to sell artifacts.

Many Thefts and Recoveries: Cap d'Ail, France
— Margaret I. O'Brien
Matisse, Modigliani, and two Degas paintings, stolen from villa of Anthony Tannouri, are recovered.

Many Thefts and Recoveries: London, England
— Margaret I. O'Brien
71 recoveries and 152 “assists” for London office of Art Loss Register, including William Scott work, James Lavery and Eleanor Fortesque Brickdale paintings, and 3,800 works of art seized from fences.

Missing Information Sought: Reward offered by Insurers
Meyer de Haan self-portrait disappears during shipment.

Paintings, Pastels, Mixed Media Works, Watercolors: Bierstadt, Canedo, Piccolo. Prints, Drawings: Bellmer, Hartley, Picasso.