Two photos have surfaced of the stolen painting
Two fairly recent photographs have surfaced of the painting by Van Gogh that was stolen from the Singer museum in Laren at the end of March. The photos show that the painting, which is the property of the Groninger Museum, has not been destroyed as feared.
The photos turned up during an investigation by the well-known Dutch art-detective Arthur Brand, reports the GIC.
He has been involved in the case since the robbery on the night of Sunday 29 to 30 March. “Shake the tree a little and then it came out,” he said, when questions about the mysterious way he got the pictures.
The photos are special, according to Brand. For example, the photo with the painting could suggest several things about the thief (other than that they are a boastful egoist). There is a newspaper from May 30 in one image, containing an article about the art theft in which Brand himself is quoted.
The art detective further states in the newspaper AD that the canvas still looks reasonably good. There is a scratch on the front, but that can be repaired, he says. The art detective hopes the photos will get things moving. The painting Spring Garden, the rectory garden in Nuenen in the spring of 1884, could be worth 1 to 6 million euros.