Stolen Art Alert

Volume 1, No. 12

December 1980

Five Major Losses of 1980
Andrea della Robbia, Antepedium representing the Virgin, Christ and St, John, marble relief carving, from Church of Santa Maria della Grazie, Arezzo, Italy; Hans Holbein, St. Catherine, among five old masters from Palace Museum, Gotha, East Germany; Stradivarius violin, Longey School of Music, Cambridge, MA; two 21st Dynasty Egyptian sculptures, Louvre, Paris; three Fabergé Imperial Eggs and other Russian art, Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, WI

Five Major Recoveries
Lucas Cranach, Lucretia, National Museum, Stockholm, two arrests; Roman coins, National Archaeological Museum, Naples, two arrests; Van Gogh, Vase of Viscaria, Mahmoud Khalil Museum, Cairo, two arrests; two of 21 pre-Columbian jades, Copan, Honduras; Japanese sword furniture, Victoria and Albert Museum.

1980 Cumulative Index

Interpol's Twelve Most Wanted List

IFAR Helps Recover Interpol Most Wanted Painting
Boudin landscape, Port of Brest, one of 1980’s Most Wanted Works of Art, was recovered in February, after being identified by IFAR as a stolen work.

Two Egyptian faience amulets recovered after intense local publicity in Peoria, Illinois; two arrests made.

IFAR Resumes Publication of Stolen Art Alert
This is the final issue of Stolen Art Alert to be published by R.R. Bowker Company.

Owner of Miniatures Sought
Three miniature portraits have been recovered in Long Island; police seek owner.