Three paintings were stolen from a gallery at the University of Oxford over the weekend.
Murderer is looking for three paintings that were stolen in an exhibition hall of the University of Oxford over the weekend. Among the three stolen paintings was a large work by Anthony van Dyck.
The three paintings are Salvator Rosa, A Rocky Coast, with soldiers studying a plan (1640s); Annibale Carracci, A Boy Drinking (circa 1580) and A Soldier on Horseback (ca 1616) by Van Dyck. According to a statement from the Thames Valley Police, the thieves took them away at about 11 pm on March 14.
The auction record for Van Dyck stands at £8.3m, the price paid with fees for the artist’s self-portrait at Sotheby’s London in 2009.
Philip Mold said that this unusual group of thieves whose purpose is to steal professors is not priceless or fry. Because these paintings cannot be sold to anyone in this global market right now. The purpose of similar heists include: private theft to order, ransom objects (rarely effective); or collateral in underworld deals.”
In 1765, General John Guise inherited the works of Carracci and Van Dyck. In addition, Rosa’s painting was inherited by Sir Richard Nosworthy in 1966.