A portray with the aid of Vincent van Gogh changed into stolen in an overnight raid from a Dutch museum, museum officials introduced on Monday.
The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam says "Parsonage garden at Nuenen in Spring" by way of the Dutch painter became stolen in the early hours of Monday. The museum is presently closed as a part of regulations to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The theft of the portray turned into pronounced in a press convention on Monday afternoon. Evert van Os of the museum mentioned the portray as the "Parsonage garden at Nuenen in Spring." it's also referred to as "Spring garden" and "Lentetuin, the Parsonage lawn in Spring."
neighborhood media put the price of the painting at between €1 million and €6 million ($1.1 million to $6.6 million).
Museum closed in COVID-19 restrictions
Police say thieves entered the museum at round three.15 a.M. Local time. They are presently examining protection footage and investigating the crime.
The museum, which lies around 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Amsterdam, has now not said another missing works. The museum houses around 3,000 works.
before the closure, the museum become web hosting an exhibition titled "reflect of the Soul," in cooperation with Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum.
The museum homes the collection of american couple William and Anna Singer, with a focal point on modernism along with neo-impressionism, pointillism, expressionism and cubism. Works by means of Dutch summary artist Piet Mondrian and Dutch-Indonesian painter Jan Toorop are housed there.
Coincidentally, the theft coincided with Van Gogh's birthday.
ed/aw (AP, AFP, Reuters)