"Search for the World's Most Wanted Art"
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We are seeking information about these cases:

2001's Most Wanted Art

  • December 10, 2001 Turin, Italy: RECOVERED 6/15/05 Theft of a Goya (attrib.) "Count Ugolino della Gherardesca" see picture


  • October 10, 2001 Tashkent, Uzbeckistan: RECOVERED 1/17/02 Russian Collection from the Uzbeck State Museum: Ayvazovskiy's "Sunsets in the Steppe", Tropinin's "Princess Obolenskaya", Bryulov's "A Turkish Woman",Kramskoy's "A Girl withRed Bow" and Surikov's sketch for the painting "Morning of the Execution of the Streltsy.


  • September 9, 2001 Vergia, Greece:  Tomb robbery - marble statuettes adorning the thrown of Queen Euridice (Alexander the Great's Grandmother).









  • March 22, 2001 St. Petersburg, Russia:RECOVERED Gerome Theft


2000's Most Wanted Art





  • April 2, 2000  Florence, Italy: RECOVERY 7/27/01 Donatello, Simone Martini, & Giotto


  • February 24, 2000 Netherlands: RECOVERED 7/16/00  Helmantal


  • January 20, 2000 United Kingdom: RECOVERED 5/18/00 Lowry Theft



1999's Most Wanted Art


  • December 5, 1999  St. Petersburg, Russia: RECOVERED 12/9/99 16 paintings from the Museum of the academy of Fine Art.


  • November 15,1999 Rome, Italy: RECOVERED 11/18/99 Guercino, Carracci, inc.


  • November 11, 1999  Bilthoven, Netherlands: Seven paintings stolen including works by Jan Steen, Van Goyan, and Van Ruisdael


  • August 7, 1999 Bussum, Netherlands: Seven paintings stolen including works by Momper, Van Mieris and Van Ostade.





  • June 8, 1999 RECOVERED 7/10/99 France, Nice: Matisse



  • April 6, 1999  RECOVERED 1/16/00 St Petersburg, Russia: Perov 




  • January 22, 1999 RECOVERED  5/17/99 United Kingdom, gunmen stole 20 paintings from the York City Art Gallery.  The haul included works by Turner,  Stickert, Bartolommeo and others. 


Other 20th century art thefts (listings in French) see link
For more information see our Stolen Art Directory.


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