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Investigations On Art Theft From Boston Library

Investigations On Art Theft From Boston Library

The police Department of Boston combined with the FBI agents have started their investigations in the grounds of disappearing two artworks. It is estimated that these works were more than half million dollars. The artworks were stolen from the Public Library of Boston. The incident took place just months after the 25th anniversary of the still unsolved theft of treasures worth billion dollars. These artworks have disappeared from the central branch of the library. These include a work from etchings of Rembrandt and engravings of Durer. However, it is yet not prominent whether the works were misplaced or stolen.
The image of Durer was of 8 by 11 inch and composed of the pictures of Adam and Eve. The estimated value is $600,000. On the other hand, Rembrandt’s 5 by 6 inch is valued at $20, 000and $30, 000. It comprises of Self Portrait with Plumed Cap. It is surprising to note that the library could not find any pictures of the works of arts that were missing. They had to collect photos from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It is even suspected that the theft was not detected for many years.
This also raises the chances that many more treasures from the library might be lost. The news of disappearance was told to the authorities only the last week, following which, they started the investigation which was made public later. An inside job is also doubted. Investigators and police officers are considering questioning many library employees. A top employee is on leave. The chairman of the Board of Trustees said that they hope to use the incident as a way to learn and improve.

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