[As released by Dutch police; translation from Dutch by BNO News]
Tuesday morning seven works of art were stolen from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. In consultation with the owner the police can now release photos of them.
It involves the following paintings:
- Pablo Picasso: ‘Tête d’Arlequin’ (1971)
- Henri Matisse: ‘la Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune’ (1919)
- Claude Monet: ‘Waterloo Bridge, London’ (1901)
- Claude Monet: ‘Charing Cross Bridge, London’ (1901)
- Paul Gauguin: ‘Femme devant une fenêtre ouverte, dite la Fiancée’ (1988)
- Meyer de Haan: ‘Autoportrait’ (circa 1889 – ’91)
- Lucian Freud ‘Woman with Eyes Closed’ (2002)
The Forensic Investigation of Police Rotterdam-Rijnmond has secured evidence. Detectives are speaking with possible witnesses and available security footage is being reviewed.
From an initial investigation it has come to light that it was a well-prepared burglary. The investigation into the suspect(s) is still ongoing.