Description of the painting "The Gardener"
The history of the art work "Young Peasant"
The art theft: Vincent van Gogh's painting "Le jardinier"
According to official data thieves had come late in the evening in the museum shortly before closing time and overpowered two of three female guards, gagged and handcuffed her. A third party was forced to disable the alarm systems and all surveillance cameras. Subsequently, the three women were included on the toilet. The intruders ran into socks to prevent noise and wear. Then they took away calmly the three paintings mentioned, the daily income of the museum, a stack of tickets, the surveillance video of the museum and left the building completely normal from the main entrance.
Both stolen paintings of van Gogh are the only ones that are publicly exhibited in Italy. A day later, a call came in the press agency Adn Kronos, where you could publish under certain political conditions all three paintings again. Seven weeks later took the Italian police in Rome and Turin six men fixed. they found two of the three paintings under the beds of the suspects. Police rule out the tribe of the client from the circles of the Italian Mafia. Rather, it is a single action of a criminal group, who performed yet unexplained motives the robbery. Two of the three female guards were arrested as accomplices.
Source and related Links:
Das Ölgemälde “Art Thieves in Rome Take 2 Van Goghs and a Cezanne
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Das Ölgemälde “Der Gärtner (Young Peasant) von Vincent van Gogh (1889)