Volume 7, No. 10

December 1986

A Case of Mistaken Identity
— Virgilia H. Pancoast
Painting in Palazzo Corsini in Rome is not of Beatrice Cenci and not by Guido Reni

1986 Art Theft Statistics

Cumulative Index: Stolen Art, 1986

10 Important Thefts Reported in 1986
Vermeer, Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Erycius Puteanus, Goya, Portrait of Doña Antonia Zarate, Thomas Gainsborough, Portrait of Madame Bacelli Dancing, among 11 paintings, from Sir Alfred Beit mansion, Russborough, Ireland; Edouard Vuillard, Woman Darning, from Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Kees van Dongen, Les chercheuses, from London collection; Willem de Kooning, Woman -- Ochre, from University of Arizona Museum of Art; Peter Paul Rubens, Dawn and Minotaur with Daedalus in the Labyrinth, from Fine Arts Museum, La Coruña, Spain; Pieter Brueghel the Elder attribution, from gallery, Rome; Pierre Auguste Renoir, landscape, from home in Croix, France.

10 Important Recoveries Reported in 1986
Rembrandt, Portrait of Jacob de Gheyn III, from Dulwich College; Picasso, Weeping Woman, from National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Italian 12th century, Virgin of Carbonara, Viterbo cathedral; Picasso, Seated Nude, among three works recovered, from Princess Cecil von Furstenberg residence, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France; Jacob Jordaens, Woman Catching Fleas, and Anton van Dyck, St. Sebastian, from Brussels collection; Amedeo Modigliani, Head of a Woman with Long Hair, from Norway home; Peter Paul Rubens school, Bear Hunt, London gallery; Italian, 11th century, St. Cosmas fresco, from Grotta dei Santi, near Naples; Genovese Baldassare degli Embriachi attribution, triptych, among 63 panels and 92 statuettes recovered, from sacristy of charterhouse, Pavia, Italy; Paul Gauguin, Tahitian Woman, and three other paintings, from Carrick Hill estate, Fullerton, Australia.

IFAR Recoveries
Eakins portrait, Portrait of Helen Peterson Greene Dodge and Corne painting, Narragansett Bay Type Sloop returned to theft victim in Connecticut.

Still Missing
Maja Andersson-Wirde rug, belonging to Kingswood School of Cranbrook, stolen in 1983.

Paintings, Pastels, Mixed Media Works, Watercolors: Corne, Dali, Eakins, Ernst, French 16th century, Friesz, Gagnon, Harris, Holgate, Italian 12th century, Jackson, Jacopo di Paolo, Krohg, Magritte, Miró, Modigliani, Munch, Renoir, Rubens. Prints, Drawings: Dali, Picasso. Sculpture: Austrian medieval, Italian 18th century. Decorative Arts: Candlesticks, Candelabra, Lamps: Russian 19th century. Liturgical Objects: Spanish, 16th century. Tapestries, Textiles: Gobelins, Rubens. Antiquities: Roman fresco. Ethnographic Arts, American Indian: Haida, Tlingit. Oceanic: Papua New Guinea implements.

Stolen Art Alert: Recently Reported Thefts
London: William III gilt brass miniature bracket clock case. Virginia: Nepalese, Indian, and Tibetan ink pots.

Thefts In This Issue
Delft, The Netherlands: Teniers the Younger painting, The Temptation of St. Anthony, stolen and recovered. New York City: Four rare pieces of glass by Akira Shirahata.