Six paintings stolen from Dutch museum

12th May 2009, Comments 0 comments

The paintings from the 17th and 19th century, including three of Jan van Goven’s works, were stolen from a museum in IJsselstein.

IJSSELSTEIN – Six paintings from the 17th and 19th century were stolen from the Municipal Museum Monday in the town of IJsselstein, near Utrecht.

The stolen canvases are 17th and 19th century landscapes, including three works by Jan van Goyen.

The museum's alarm went off early on Monday morning but the thieves were gone by the time the police arrived.

A spokesman from the museum described the paintings as valuable but declined to put an exact value on them.

Two paintings were damaged during the break-in.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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