Stolen Art Alert

Volume 1, No. 5

May 1980

Source of 25 Alleged Forgeries Is Identified
— B. Burnham
Eric Hebborn, a British artist, is identified as the source of some 25 supposed Old Master drawings, many of which were sold to leading public institutions in the 1960s and 1970s, and which are now believed to be fake

Cropsey Recovered After 16 Years
A Cropsey landscape, stolen October 1964 from the Chapellier Gallery, New York, has been withdrawn from a sale by Christie’s. In 1975, the FBI recovered a Robert Henri painting stolen from the Chapellier in 1965.

Gold Thefts from U.S. Museums
Since the November 1979 theft of an important collection of gold coins from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, there have been at least six other gold and silver thefts from major museums.

Missing Renoir Linked to Dealer Murder
Sculpture and other objects missing from home of slain private art dealer Richard Kallman.

Museum Thefts Resolved
Thirty Japanese sword belt decorations recovered for a London museum; the Van Gogh Vase with Viscaria stolen from Cairo has been recovered in Kuwait.

Sentencing in Rembrandt Theft
John J. Gandolfo, a known criminal from Brooklyn, has been sentenced for selling Rembrandt’s The Rabbi, stolen in 1971 from the Musée Bonnat, Bayonne, France.

New York Gallery Lookout
Gang of thieves reappears, smashing windows or shoplifting.