One of Van Gogh’s painting was stolen from a Dutch museum at around 3.15 am on 30th March in 2020.
The name of the Van Gogh’s stolen painting is “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen“
It’s estimated value is up to £5m .
“The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen” was stolen on Van Gogh‘s 167th birthday .
This painting was on loan from another Dutch museum, the Groninger Museum.
A Dutch Crime show aired the footage of the theft.
Description of Van Gogh’s stolen painting(The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen)
The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen is alternatively named The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring or Spring Garden.
It is an early oil painting by 19th-century by Dutch Artist Vincent van Gogh,.The Artist created this painting in May 1884 while he was living with his parents in Nuenen.
The painting showes the ruins of the local church in the village, which the artist(Van Gogh) could see from his window
|Medium||Oil on paper on panel|
|Dimensions||25 cm × 57 cm (9.8 in × 22 in)|
Singer Laren museum
This painting was stolen from Singer Laren museum. The art museum( Singer Laren) was established in 1956 and located in the center of Laren, the Netherlands. Singer Laren museum is devoted to presenting and preserving the collection of the American artist William Henry Singer (1868–1943) and his wife Anna (1878–1962). Jan Rudolph de Lorm is the director of this museum.
How Thieves stole the Van Gogh’s painting?
The thieves arrived by motorcycle, and smashed through the front glass door of the Singer Laren museum.
After that they took Van Gogh’s “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring” and tucked under right arm and finally escaped from the Singer Laren Museum in the early hours of 30 March.
The burglar alarm had been triggered by the break-in but the thieves had fled by the time police officers arrived.
Still now nobody has been arrested in the theft .
What Director and Managing Director of Singer Laren museum told :
The museum’s director, Jan Rudolph de Lorm, told during a press conference broadcast on Youtube, he was “incredibly pissed off” by the loss of the painting,
Jan Rudolph de Lorm also told
“This is exactly what you don’t want as a museum that has a painting on loan.
“A beautiful and moving painting by one of our greatest painters, stolen from the community … This must come back as soon as possible, so that we can enjoy and be comforted by this beautiful art again.
“Art deserves to be seen and shared by us, the community.”
Evert van Os, managing director of the Singer Laren, told the Guardian that “the burglar broke through a number of doors and several layers of security that had been approved by security experts,”
Van Os also said that the released video clip did not therefore allow any conclusions to be drawn as to the quality of security at Singer Laren museum .
The next step of investigation
Police are reviewing security footage and questioning local residents for Van Gogh’s stolen painting.
Police are investigating this matter by the help of other video which did not aired .