Stolen Rembrandt painting recovered in Serbia after seven years
A painting by the Dutch artist Rembrandt that depicts his father has been found seven years after it went missing. Rembrandt’s “Portrait of the Father” was recovered Monday during a police operation in Sremska Mitrovica, about a half-hour outside Belgrade.
Four people have been arrested in connection with the theft, according to reports. Radio Free Europe reported that two armed robbers tied up a guard and stole the Rembrandt along with three other paintings, including one by Peter Paul Rubens. It is reportedly worth an estimated $3.7 million.
The Rembrandt, which was painted around 1630, was stolen in 2006 from a museum in Novi Sad, Serbia.
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“Portrait of the Father” has been stolen twice in a space of 10 years, according to BBC News.
Rembrandt pieces are often the target of thefts. In 2011, a drawing attributed to the Dutch master was stolen from a hotel in Marina del Rey. It was recovered shortly thereafter, but experts later cast doubts on the piece’s authenticity.
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