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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30 Works, Today, January 23th is artist Édouard Manet’s day, his story, illustrated #023

Édouard Manet (1832–1883)
Detail; The Execution of Emperor Maximilian, c. 1868

Oil on canvas
Height: 252 cm (99.2 in); Width: 305 cm (10 ft)
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany

Édouard Manet (23 January 1832–30 April 1883) was a French modernist painter. He was born in Paris, to an affluent and well-connected family. His uncle, Edmond Fournier, encouraged him to pursue painting and took young Manet to the Louvre. In 1845, at the advice of his uncle, Manet enrolled in a special course of drawing …

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