Tag: art theft

Antique statue stolen from Caister church found

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rev Tim Thompson, rector at Holy Trinity Church in Caister, said the 17th century marble bust of William Crowe was toppled from its plinth during a daylight raid almost two weeks ago. The theft had damaged the “historic identity” of the seaside community, he said. But, thanks to church property being recorded, the bust has […]

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Church forced to put up replicas of stolen paintings

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

A GALWAY church which was left bare after the theft of valuable paintings has had to put up reproductions of the images after the trail went cold. Six of the Stations of the Cross paintings were stolen from St Peter and Paul's Church in Kiltullagh last summer. As the only such items painted by Irish […]

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Church art theft impoverishing Albanian culture

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Since the end of communism in Albania, an increasing number of priceless works of art have been stolen from Orthodox churches. Now, a theft that left historic frescoes destroyed has finally caused an uproar. With knives and axes, art thieves destroyed historic frescoes in a small church in Elbasan in central Albania in January. In […]

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Thief takes painting after church service

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

THE WORLD'S oldest wooden church refuses to lock its doors, despite having a unique 16th century painting stolen. St Andrew's Church, in Greensted, was targeted by thieves who made away with a painting depicting the martyrdom of St Edmund. The piece, which has been at the church for over 60 years, was taken on Sunday, […]

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Bolivia recovers two paintings stolen from church

| September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Two stolen 17th Century paintings have been returned to Bolivia. The colonial religious portraits were taken from the Church of San Andres de Machaca in La Paz in 1997. A Washington dealer handling the paintings for an American collector asked the London-based Art Loss Register to search its database of stolen art in May 2011. […]

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DeLand church appeals for return of stolen artwork

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Rev. Tom Connery wants his picture back. Father Tom, as he is known to the congregation at St. Peter Catholic Church in downtown DeLand, made an appeal for the return of the "Divine Mercy" print in last Sunday's church bulletin. Connery said a couple from the church traveled to Poland a few years ago […]

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Art Loss Register Returns Bust To London Church

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

In early 1941, the German Luftwaffe carried out a sustained, strategic bombing campaign across the city of London. For 76 consecutive nights, bombs rained down on the country's capital severely damaging more than one million buildings, among them the mediaeval church of St Olave Hart Street. St Olave's, the resting place of famous diarist Samuel […]

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Cops release photo of stolen church painting

| July 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

If anyone sees a painting of the Good Shepherd, St. Joseph's Church would like to have it back. Madison police have released a photo of the painting stolen from the church at 1905 W. Beltline, earlier this month. The painting, depicting Jesus as a shepherd with a half-dozen sheep in His flock, was painted by […]

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Lexington Police looking for suspect in church art theft

| June 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Lexington police are looking for a woman suspected of stealing two paintings from Grace Chapel. According to security footage and the police, the suspect entered the church during services at 11:30 Sunday morning. Video posted on YouTube shows the suspect leaving the church, sipping a beverage and stopping to look at something on the wall, […]

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