BOSTON – It’s the anniversary of one of Boston’s most notorious robberies when 13 works of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
On Friday, the museum said it hoped to get those stolen works back.
“We remain optimistic about the restoration of the objects and their return to their rightful place in our galleries,” the museum said in a series of tweets marking the anniversary.
It was March 18, 1990, when two thieves dressed as Boston police committed the largest art heist in history. 81 minutes later, thieves took down 13 of Gardner’s artworks.
The most famous works of art are taken from Dutch Room, according to the museum. They cut Rembrandt’s Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee and A Lady and Gentleman in Black from their frame; removed Vermeer’s Concert and Flinck’s Landscape with Obelisk from their frame; drag an ancient Chinese bronze Gu, or cup, from a table; and took a small engraving of Rembrandt’s self-portrait from his chest, according to the museum.
Bob Ward of Boston 25 has reported extensively on burglaries over the years.
Investigators recently told Ward that they were taking a closer look at an unsolved Lynn murder, to see if it shed new light on the legendary burglary.
The Gardner Museum is offering a $10 million reward for information that breaks this case, but, so far Boston 25 knows, there have been no credible attempts to collect that reward.
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