Goya Painting Stolen While En Route to Exhibition in New York City

Download press release PDF.

Goya Painting Stolen While En Route to Exhibition in New York City

 

Reward of Up to $50,000 Offered for Information Leading to Recovery of Painting

 

(NEW YORK, NY- November 13, 2006) A painting by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes from the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art was discovered taken last week while en route from Toledo, Ohio, to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, where it is scheduled to be included in the exhibition Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso: Time, Truth, and History opening at the Guggenheim on November 17, 2006.

 

At the time of the theft, the painting was traveling through the Scranton, Pennsylvania area and was in the care of a professional art transport provider. The painting, Children with a Cart, 1778, which is currently insured for just over $1 million, would be virtually impossible to sell and therefore has no value on the open market.

 

The FBI is currently leading the investigation into the theft. There is a reward of up to $50,000 offered by the insurer for information leading to the recovery of the painting. Persons with information regarding the painting should contact the Philadelphia Division of the FBI at (215) 418-4000, or their local FBI office.

 

To maintain the integrity of the FBI investigation, the museums are unable to provide any additional details at this time.

 

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Children with a Cart, 1778, Oil on Canvas. Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio.

# 1043
November 13, 2006

Issued jointly by the Press Departments of the Toledo Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Press images

Press Images

Download high resolution, press-approved images.

contact us

Have a media inquiry? Contact us for more information.