Stolen Rembrandt Etching Found
August 16, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
ENCINO, Calif., Aug. 16 (UPI) — “The Judgment,” a $250,000 Rembrandt stolen from a California hotel, was found Tuesday in Encino, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
Officials said they received a tip about the possible location of the drawing and have verified its authenticity, KABC-TV, Los Angeles, reported.
No arrests have been made, police said.
The 10-inch-by-6-inch etching, dated circa 1655, was stolen from a private exhibition Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey.
The theft occurred when a curator was distracted by another person, who indicated an interest in purchasing a work of art, CNN reported.
“When the curator then turned back to the exhibit … it was gone,” sheriff’s department spokesman Steve Whitmore said Sunday. “This was well planned and well executed.”