Recent photos of a painting stolen from the Van Gogh has surfaced in the netherlands

An expert in Dutch art said Thursday it has received recent photos of a painting stolen from the Vincent van Gogh museum, which is according to him a "proof of

Recent photos of a painting stolen from the Van Gogh has surfaced in the netherlands

An expert in Dutch art said Thursday it has received recent photos of a painting stolen from the Vincent van Gogh museum, which is according to him a "proof of life" of the work stolen from a museum in the containment.

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The painting, "The Garden of the presbytery of Nuenen in the spring", was stolen on march 30, in the museum Singer Laren, near Amsterdam, then to be closed due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus. Thieves forced the front door glass of the building to steal the painting, in 1884, with an estimated value of between one and six million euros, according to media reports in the netherlands. Arthur Brand, dubbed the"Indiana Jones of the art world" for his exploits as an investigator, stated that he had received a few days ago photos of the table, from a source he does not wish to identify.

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clichés, of which AFP has obtained two copies, show the painting, as well as the daily New York Times, may 30, to prove the date of the taking photos. "After three months of intensive investigation, it has given me these photos. This is the first evidence of life on the table that we have," said to the AFP Mr. Brand, noting, however, a new scratch at the bottom of the painting. One of the photos shows the back of the painting, showing in particular the origin of the canvas, and the history of its owners. "There is no doubt in my mind that it is the work authentic", has released the expert of the art, noting that with these photos, it could be that the thieves are trying to find a buyer in the criminal environment.

The back of the painting stolen on the 30th of march, near Amsterdam. - / AFP

Asked by AFP to know if the police had been notified, Arthur Brand has just indicated that they have "followed the usual channels".

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