This Monday, 22th April a picture of a famous Russian painter Isaak Levitan was stolen from an artistic expert. The loss had been quickly discovered and the necessary measures taken.
Magical disappearance of Levitan’s masterpiece from laboratory of an artistic expert.
Russian media agency “Interfax” announced disappearance of a picture by a world famous artist Isaak Levitan this Monday from the atelier of an artistic expert. His picture “Summer landscape. Cropland” that costs around 315 thousand euro was stolen on the 22th of April (this Monday).
The director of a scientific organization “Scientific-research expertise in honor of Tretyakov”, that makes part of Tretyakov gallery called police right away and announced disappearance of Levitan picture. Later the picture was found at an on-line auction, that helped the police to resolve the problem.
Frequented cases of famous pictures thefts. Sets of rubberies since 2014.
The cases of rubberies from this world known gallery are frequent this year. Previously, on January 21st, from Tretyakov gallery was stolen another famous work by Arkhip Kuingi “Ai-Petri, Crimea”. The crime was effected in a very “original” way. The thief just entered the gallery, took the picture off the wall, extracted the canvas from the frame in presence of other visitors, and went away! He was arrested in the morning of January 28th in a village Zarechye, Moscow region. A 31-year-old Denis Tchuprikov was apprehended on suspicion in theft. He confessed that had hidden the masterpiece near one of the work-in-progress building projects of the city of Oditnsovo (which in about 20 kilometers from Moscow). Soon the picture was turned back to the gallery and put on a new place.
Another similar case happened at one of museums of Ivanovo region in 2014. There were stolen four pictures by Levitan all together. Their total cost is about 25 million euro! Only two years later the criminal were discovered and arrested and the pictures turned back.
Discovery of the theft: police reacted very fast.
Meanwhile, the picture disappeared this Monday was found quickly, due to the evidence on the on-line auction, and the location of it was established very fast. The same day it was turned back to the gallery. Now the experts have to examine it on the presence of damages. The canvas was transferred to the gallery on the 11th of April and disappeared ten days later.
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Article by: Ekaterina Vyurkova
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