Dutch master stolen in Sydney

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14 June 2007, AMSTERDAM – A valuable self portrait from the Dutch master Frans van Mieris has been stolen from the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney.

14 June 2007

AMSTERDAM – A valuable self portrait from the Dutch master Frans van Mieris has been stolen from the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney.

The director of the gallery, Edmund Capon, says in the Sydney Morning Herald that it is a "valuable, well known painting," though he did not want to quote the value of the self portrait, which measures 20 cm by 16 cm.

The Sydney police were notified of the theft on Monday and assume that someone inside the gallery was involved.

The oil painting from Van Mieris was painted between 1657 and 1659 and has been in the art gallery in downtown Sydney since 1993. Because the painting is so widely known it will be impossible to sell on the public market, Capon says.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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