Terry Frost’s work, which was last seen on a train between London Euston and Crewe.
Through public transport, Terry Frost’s latest missing painting gained fame.
Blue Harbour (1954), by the British artist, is reported to be worth tens of thousands of pounds and was last seen on a train travelling between London Euston and Crewe, in January. The owner believes the work, which was wrapped in brown paper, went missing part way through the journey and now a public appeal is calling for information about the painting’s whereabouts.
However, this is not the first case. The British Transport Police (BTP) called for the return of an 18th-century violin by Italian producer David Tecchler, who was reported to feature scores for Harry Potter and estimated values 250,000 pounds. The artifact was accidentally left on the luggage rack of a train south of London. Fortunately, the owner was soon reunited with the instrument after an individual contacted him via Twitter and the work was returned.
The steps for identifying missing art and antiques will vary depending on what was stolen. However, most will include looking at trains or CCTV during the time period when the [item] was allegedly stolen. The interviewer will then interview the victim, find the exact details of the stolen item and make a media call if needed.
Some of the stolen works were found to remember the public transport. Including works like Degas’ Les Choristes (1877) in the luggage compartment of a bus near Paris in 2018, after a burglary from a museum in Marseille in 2009; Fruit on a Table or Still Life with a Little Dog (1889) by Paul Gauguin and Woman with two armchairs (1909) by Pierre Bonard, stolen in 1970, found in the kitchen of a Italian man in 2014.