Volume 8, No. 4

June 1987

New Light Shed on Raeburn Attribution
— Virgilia H. Pancoast
IFAR examination determines Lady Mary Seymour portrait to be genuine work of Sir Henry Raeburn

Two Convicted in Theft of Antiquities from Warehouse
— Lynn Stowell Pearson
Houshang Mahboubian, owner of Mahboubian Gallery of Ancient Art, London, convicted in New York court of masterminding burglary to attempt to defraud insurers; co-defendant Nedjatollah Sakhai also convicted.

Update on U.S. Cultural Property Act: El Salvador Asks U.S. for Curb on Imports
Second nation, after Canada, to request U.S. import restrictions on endangered archaeological and ethnological artifacts.

Letter to USIA from President Reagan
Tells Michael J. Kelly of Cultural Property Advisory Committee of steps to prevent illegally exported artifacts from entering the U.S.

Cesare Detti Recovered
— Lynn Stowell Pearson
Cesare Detti’s painting, Odalisque, stolen from West Hollywood gallery in 1982 surfaces at Christie's auction.

Still Missing
Rouault painting, The Tramp, stolen from Kresge Art Center at Michigan State University in 1980.

Paintings, Pastels, Mixed Media Works, Watercolors: Detti; Fischetti; Vuillard. Antiquities, Egyptian: New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty. Roman: Sarcophagus with Putti.

Stolen Art Alert
Rome, Italy: Police believe stolen Roman general's sarcophagus will be broken up in three pieces for sale. Saqqara, Egypt: 17 Old Kingdom statuettes stolen from tomb storeroom; several recovered. Milan, Italy: 22 paintings from Giuseppe Verzocchi collection, stolen from Triennale (photographs now available). Villepreux, France: Louis XIV desk and other furniture stolen.