The Associated Press reports that two works of art stolen in a violent home invasion that took place in Shrewsbury, MA in 1976 are being sold by the heirs after resurfacing 5 years ago:
“In the Sun” by American impressionist painter Childe Hassam will be sold at Sotheby’s on May 17 as part of its American Art sale for an estimated $1.5 million to $2.5 million, the auction house said Thursday.
The richly colored canvas, created in 1888, depicts a woman in a flower garden near Paris shielding her face from the sun with a fan.
The other work, “The Shore of Lake Geneva” by French artist Gustave Courbet, will be sold at Sotheby’s 19th Century European Art sale on May 4. The painting, which has a pre-sale estimate of $200,000 to $300,000, shows an empty lake beach against a stand of trees.
Paintings, stolen in 1976, going to NYC auction (Atlanta Journal Constitution)