Stolen Van Gogh paintings have returned
February 22, 2017
On 6 of February 2017, two recovered paintings by Van Gogh were officially unveiled by the directors of the Van Gogh Museum and the Museo di Capodimonte, Italy. After fourteen years, the works have returned to public view.
- Returned stolen paintings
- Available to the public after 14 years
- Available in Holland from 21st of March 2017
The paintings were stolen in 2002 and are now on display in Naples, the region where they were found by Italian authorities, as a thank you for the effort of those involved in the recovery of the artworks.
Return to Holland
From 21 March 2017, Van Gogh’s Seascape at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Neunen will resume their place in the Van Gogh Museum’s permanent collection, which represents the return of important pieces of Dutch cultural heritage. The works are in reasonably good condition and will be displayed in the state in which they were found in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy. The Van Gogh Museum invites Van Gogh fans to celebrate the painting’s homecoming