Volume 6, No. 4

May/June 1985

Yet Another “Thomas Hart Benton”
— Virgilia H. Pancoast
The Dreamer, cleverest of eight Benton forgeries examined by IFAR

Role of an Insurance Adjuster in the Recovery of a Statuette
— Lynn Stowell Pearson
Often obscure, the insurance adjuster may take risks, do extensive research to verify claims, and go to great lengths to recover the right work. The exemplary case of the recovery of a 5th-century B.C. Persian gold figure, stolen in 1979 from a London gallery and recovered in Scotland.

Arrest of Claire Eatz
Bail hearing for dealer accused of selling paintings without paying consignors. Eatz was arrested for the interstate transportation of Martin Johnson Heade’s ‘Cora’s Shear-Tail’ with a Single Orchid, valued at $150,000.

— Lynn Stowell Pearson
New York: Whistler drawing, Women in Profile, recovered by FBI, but other works stolen with it from Sarasota office building in March, 1983, still unrecovered (see SAA, December 1983). Boston: Massachusetts Bay Charter. Antiquities: Achaemenid-Persian statuette.

Art Theft and Murder
— Lynn Stowell Pearson
Two men sought in killings of Betty and David Branum of Irvine, Florida, during robbery of their antiques shop.

Owner Sought
Bronze clock and bronze statuette among works found with body of man on Paris-Bordeaux train.

Stolen Art Alert
Philadelphia: Authorized copy of the Emancipation Proclamation stolen from a collector. Milan: Pissarro painting, Jeunes filles dans le jardin. Athens: Lloubovi Popova notebook: further description and photograph of notebook stolen from collector. New York: Portfolio of 20 Judith Deim works on paper, lost in a taxi. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Two paintings from a national historic site.