This painting "Landscape with Obelisk" was first mistaken for a painting by Rembrandt. It has the dimensions 71 x 54.5 cm.
History of Govaert Flincks "Landscape with Obelisk"
The art theft OF Govaert Flincks painting in 1990
With surveillance cameras the guards see two policemen standing at the entrance. "It was a silent alarm is triggered, can we come in?" It sounds through the intercom. The provisions of the guards say clearly that you should never open the doors without previously informing the museum director. Even better, you checked the silent alarm, and then sends the waiting policeman away at the door and do not need to inform the director of the museum, especially not at the St Patrick's Day, a holy holiday. But contrary to all rules open the security guards the door and let the two policemen enter.
Stolen art worth about 540 million dollarsNow everything happens very quickly: Both guards are overwhelmed by the police, tied up and gagged and locked in different rooms. The next day, the whole world knows: Two disguised as policemen targeted thieves stole 13 works of art in the then value of 300 million dollars - what a present-day value of approximately equal to 540 million dollars . Among the paintings is Vermeer Artwork The concert . As a precaution, the thieves took even the video tape with on which they have been filmed by the security camera. All 12 paintings are not surfaced to date again.
The FBI suspects that this incredible art theft Irish gangster James Bulger, who was arrested in June 2011 in California - but because 19-fold murder, drug trafficking, racketeering and money laundering. Some claim that Burgler was stealing the works of art that night in 1990 to get mitigating circumstances after his eventual arrest - this strategy should be common among criminals.