Gallery of Stolen Art

  • Degas, Program for an Artistic Soirée, Study 2, 1884

    Degas, Program for an Artistic Soirée, Study 2, 1884
A less-finished version, charcoal on buff paper, 23.4 x 30 cm
    Degas, Program for an Artistic Soirée, Study 2, 1884
    Date
    March 8, 2015
    A less-finished version, charcoal on buff paper, 23.4 x 30 cm
  • Degas, Three Mounted Jockeys

    Degas, Three Mounted Jockeys
Black ink, white, flesh and rose washes, probably oil pigments, applied with a brush on medium brown paper, 30.5 x 24 cm
    Degas, Three Mounted Jockeys
    Date
    March 8, 2015
    Black ink, white, flesh and rose washes, probably oil pigments, applied with a brush on medium brown paper, 30.5 x 24 cm
  • Finial in the form of an eagle, French, 1813–1814

    Finial in the form of an eagle, French, 1813–1814
Approx. 10 in. high, this originally sat on the top of the pole support of a silk Napoleonic flag in the Short Gallery, which was not taken by the thieves. The finial is made of bronze, but may have had the appearance of gold to the thieves. The finial is one of only two objects stolen.
    Finial in the form of an eagle, French, 1813–1814
    Date
    March 8, 2015
    Approx. 10 in. high, this originally sat on the top of the pole support of a silk Napoleonic flag in the Short Gallery, which was not taken by the thieves. The finial is made of bronze, but may have had the appearance of gold to the thieves. The finial is one of only two objects stolen.
  • Vermeer, The Concert, 1658–1660

    Vermeer, The Concert, 1658–1660
Oil on canvas, 72.5 x 64.7 cm. One of approximately only 36 known works by Vermeer in the world. This work was Gardner’s first major acquisition, purchased with the help of experts at a Paris auction sale. Gardner placed it on a table alongside the window, a location where she often placed her most prized paintings, with a chair in front of it to invite viewing.
    Vermeer, The Concert, 1658–1660
    Date
    March 8, 2015
    Oil on canvas, 72.5 x 64.7 cm. One of approximately only 36 known works by Vermeer in the world. This work was Gardner’s first major acquisition, purchased with the help of experts at a Paris auction sale. Gardner placed it on a table alongside the window, a location where she often placed her most prized paintings, with a chair in front of it to invite viewing.
  • Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, ca. 1634

    Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, ca. 1634
Etching, 1 3/4 x 2 in. (Bartsch 2, Rovinski 2, Hind 57). A small etching nearly the size of a postage stamp, also referred to as Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, it was completed in 1633 when the artist was 27 years of age. The small work was affixed to the side of a carved oak cabinet in the Dutch Room beneath Rembrandt’s painted Self-Portrait of 1929.
    Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, ca. 1634
    Date
    March 8, 2015
    Etching, 1 3/4 x 2 in. (Bartsch 2, Rovinski 2, Hind 57). A small etching nearly the size of a postage stamp, also referred to as Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, it was completed in 1633 when the artist was 27 years of age. The small work was affixed to the side of a carved oak cabinet in the Dutch Room beneath Rembrandt’s painted Self-Portrait of 1929.
  • Govaert Flinck, Landscape with an Obelisk, 1638

    Govaert Flinck, Landscape with an Obelisk, 1638
Oil on oak panel, 54.5 x 71 cm. Inscribed faintly at the foot on the right: R. 16.8 (until recently attributed to Rembrandt). Long attributed to Rembrandt, this work was recognized in the 1980s as the work of his pupil, Govaert Flinck. Gardner placed this work on a table alongside a window, opposite Vermeer’s The Concert.
    Govaert Flinck, Landscape with an Obelisk, 1638
    Date
    March 8, 2015
    Oil on oak panel, 54.5 x 71 cm. Inscribed faintly at the foot on the right: R. 16.8 (until recently attributed to Rembrandt). Long attributed to Rembrandt, this work was recognized in the 1980s as the work of his pupil, Govaert Flinck. Gardner placed this work on a table alongside a window, opposite Vermeer’s The Concert.
  • Degas, La Sortie de Pesage

    Degas, La Sortie de Pesage
Pencil and watercolor on paper, 10 x 16 cm
    Degas, La Sortie de Pesage
    Date
    March 8, 2015
    Pencil and watercolor on paper, 10 x 16 cm
  • Manet, Chez Tortoni, 1878–1880

    Manet, Chez Tortoni, 1878–1880
Oil on canvas, 26 x 34 cm. Inscribed at the foot on the left: Manet. Gardner placed this small work on a table beneath the darker and far more somber portrait of Manet’s mother, shown as a widow in a black veil and a silk dress entirely in black.
    Manet, Chez Tortoni, 1878–1880
    Date
    March 8, 2015
    Oil on canvas, 26 x 34 cm. Inscribed at the foot on the left: Manet. Gardner placed this small work on a table beneath the darker and far more somber portrait of Manet’s mother, shown as a widow in a black veil and a silk dress entirely in black.
  • Chinese Bronze Beaker or Ku, 1200–1100 B.C.

    Chinese Bronze Beaker or Ku, 1200–1100 B.C.
Height: 10 1/2 in.; Diameter 6 1/8 in.; Weight: 2 lbs. 7 oz. An ancient bronze beaker, this object sat on a table in the Dutch Room. This is the oldest artwork taken by the thieves and one of only two objects stolen.
    Chinese Bronze Beaker or Ku, 1200–1100 B.C.
    Date
    March 8, 2015
    Height: 10 1/2 in.; Diameter 6 1/8 in.; Weight: 2 lbs. 7 oz. An ancient bronze beaker, this object sat on a table in the Dutch Room. This is the oldest artwork taken by the thieves and one of only two objects stolen.
  • Degas, Program for an Artistic Soirée, 1884

    Degas, Program for an Artistic Soirée, 1884 ( Download )
Charcoal on white paper, 24.1 x 30.9 cm
    Degas, Program for an Artistic Soirée, 1884
    Date
    March 8, 2015
    Charcoal on white paper, 24.1 x 30.9 cm
  • Rembrandt, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 1633

    Rembrandt, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 1633 
Oil on canvas, 161.7 x 129.8 cm. Inscribed on the rudder: Rembrandt (sic). f::/1633. This is Rembrandt’s only known seascape
    Rembrandt, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 1633
    Date
    March 8, 2015
    Oil on canvas, 161.7 x 129.8 cm. Inscribed on the rudder: Rembrandt (sic). f::/1633. This is Rembrandt’s only known seascape
  • Rembrandt, A Lady and Gentleman in Black, 1633

    Rembrandt, A Lady and Gentleman in Black, 1633
Oil on canvas, 131.6 x 109 cm. Inscribed at the foot: Rembrandt.ft: 1633. This monumental work hung in a prominent spot in the Dutch Room, visible through its windows overlooking the court. Rembrandt completed this work in his second year in Amsterdam in 1632.
    Rembrandt, A Lady and Gentleman in Black, 1633
    Date
    March 8, 2015
    Oil on canvas, 131.6 x 109 cm. Inscribed at the foot: Rembrandt.ft: 1633. This monumental work hung in a prominent spot in the Dutch Room, visible through its windows overlooking the court. Rembrandt completed this work in his second year in Amsterdam in 1632.
  • Degas, Cortège aux Environs de Florence

    Degas, Cortège aux Environs de Florence
Pencil and wash on paper, 16 x 21 cm
    Degas, Cortège aux Environs de Florence
    Date
    March 8, 2015
    Pencil and wash on paper, 16 x 21 cm