Stolen Art Alert

Volume 5, No. 1

January/February 1984

Title Disputes at Auction House
— Lynn Stowell Pearson
Cases at Christie's and Sotheby's show difficulty of settling stolen art claims after works have been auctioned

Italian Court Returns Artifacts to Ecuador
— Lisa Ackerman, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation
UNESCO guidelines cited in deciding that Republic of Ecuador owns archaeological objects seized in 1975.

IFAR Announces European Office
An IFAR office opens in Lausanne, Switzerland, to gather information for Stolen Art Alert.

Thefts In This Issue
— Lynn Stowell Pearson
France and New York: African sculpture thefts; Italy: pre-Columbian jewelry theft in Rome; Czechoslovakia: silver and glass from Betliari Castle; Canada: Old Masters from an Ontario home; New England: weathervane thefts.

Theft in Argentina
Paintings from Estevez Municipal Museum, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Budapest Recovery
Raphael Esterhazy Madonna and five other works, reportedly stolen on commission, are found in Greek monastery (see SAA December 1983).

Important IFAR Lecture Notice
Location of lecture, “The IRS and the Tax-Exempt Gift of Art,” changed to the Asia Society to accommodate a larger audience.

Brueghel; Dali; Frère; Haag; Raphael; Rosati; Tintoretto; Tiepolo.