Photos of a stolen painting by Vincent van Gogh published Thursday by The Associated Press. “Amazing that a sign of life,” says a spokesman for Singer Laren Museum, which exhibited the work in front of the ANP.
The painting in question is Spring Garden, the vicarage garden at Nuenen in the spring. On March 30 in 1884 was painted works stolen from the museum Laren, it had borrowed from the Groninger Museum for an exhibition. Investigation Requested showed surveillance seeing the attack on April 21. Thursday The Telegraph published a newspaper described the picture played with the painting. Experts assess that the newspaper as ‘authentic’ and ‘recent’. On the picture is remarkably no page of a Dutch newspaper, but the front page of The New York Times of May 30 this year. Plus a copy of the book Master Thief journalist Wilson Boldewijn about Octave Okkie “Durham, in 2002, two paintings from the Van Gogh Museum stall. Those were two works by Van Gogh Seascape at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen.
Jan Rudolph Lorm, director of Singer Laren end of March was still outraged by the looting. “I could cry. March 30 is enshrined the birthday of the artist, “he told the newspaper Gooi & Eemlander. Now the museum is optimistic. “We now hope that the work comes back as soon as possible at the Groninger Museum,” the spokesman said.
Police Central Netherlands, which studies the art theft, cautious response to the discovery. “We have seen pictures and we of course they take in the investigation,” said a police spokesman.
Spring Garden, the vicarage garden at Nuenen in the spring, is one of Van Gogh’s early works (1853-1890). He painted it when he went to live after staying in Drenthe with his parents in Nuenen was. His father was a minister in the Reformed Church. The work, oil on paper on panel shows the garden of the rectory in the early spring.