The coronavirus pandemic caused the Singer Laren Museum in the Netherlands to close
Vincent van Gogh’s painting was taken by a thief at the Laren Singer Museum in the Netherlands. The robbery took place in the early hours of this morning, on what would have been the artist’s 167th birthday.
The stolen painting was called The Parsonage Garden in Nuenen in the spring (1884). This painting is on loan from the nearby Groninger Museum in Groningen. It is the only painting by Van Gogh in the Groninger Museum’s collection, the museum says in a statement on its website.
Currently the Groninger Museum declined to comment on this matter.
A report said that the thieves broke a glass door in the front of the building, turned off the alarm and the intrusion occurred around 3.15am.
The Singer Laren is a private museum built to house the collection of William and Anna Singer, which specialises in art from 1880 to 1950 and includes works Kees van Dongen and Auguste Rodin.