IFARreports

Volume 7, No. 7

September 1986

Three Bronzes Art Nouveau Originals or Reproductions?
— Virgilia H. Pancoast
Focus on surmoulages, casts made from molds taken from an original case, of Agathon Leonard, François-Raoul Larche, and Alexandre Charpentier. Identification of works results in suit; settled out of court

Henri Kuntz: Mastermind Behind Countless Thefts and Forgeries
— Lynn Stowell Pearson
Trail of forgeries and burglaries from France to North America; forgeries include Dufy, Utrillo, and Signac.

Scotland Yard to Revive Art Squad
Disbanded two years ago, now to resume operation by end of year.

Art Purchased with Misappropriated Funds
Works by Chagall, Picasso, Dali, Miró, and Calder bought with misappropriated money, says Detective Thomas Moscardini.

Theft of Chinese Art
22 objects stolen from home in suburb of Washington, D.C.

Owners Sought
Works seized in Italy in March 1985.

Still Missing
Brueghel, Landscape with Buildings and Wagon, stolen from Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec, in 1972.

Recoveries
Paintings, Pastels, Mixed Media Works, Watercolors: Cozzarelli, Schiele. Prints, Drawings: Remington. Decorative Arts: Aran, Djosan, Keschan, Mobarake-Isfahan rugs, carpets; Aubusson, Flemish tapestries, textiles. Antiquities: Roman statuette of Dionysus.

Stolen Art Alert
— Lynn Stowell Pearson
More on Missing Marcos Art: 23 more works of art disappear (in addition to the 11 listed in IFARreports, April/May 1986), including furniture and decorative art from Samuels Collection. Portales, New Mexico: Brooklyn Museum lists missing works from long-term loans, in 1935 and 1937, to a New Mexico institution. Melbourne, Australia: Picasso, Weeping Woman, stolen from the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, by self-styled Australian Cultural Terrorists, was quickly found.