13 works, 32 years later Boston’s $500M art heist remains mystery, with footnotes

Édouard Manet
Chez Tortoni, c. about 1875

Oil on canvas
26 x 34 cm (10 1/4 x 13 3/8 in.)
Isabella Stewart Gardner

13 paintings (by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Manet) vanished on March 18, 1990. The 25th anniversary of the infamous heist; where two men dressed as police officers gained entry to the museum, tied up the security officers and swiped 13 works worth an estimated $500 million. The museum continues to offer a $5 million reward for information leading to the recovery of the works…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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