Sunday, June 19, 2011
Stolen Art Watch, James Ensor Drawing Missing from Dutch Gemeente-Museum-Verdwenen
Drawing James Ensor from gemeentemuseum disappeared http://historiek.net/museum/tekening-ensor-uit-gemeentemuseum-verdwenen-4721June 17, 2011Uit
the gemeentemuseum in the Hague is a pencil drawing of the Belgian artist James Ensor (1860-1949) disappeared.
The museum is not the owner of the drawing. It had the piece on loan on the occasion of a retrospective on the Flemish painter.
The missing drawing is 22.5 by-17 inches tall and has the title triumph of death. Ensor made the pencil drawing in 1887.
The work belongs to the collection of the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp (KMSKA).
It is suspected that the drawing last Friday from the municipal museum is stolen. The museum: the drawing is not ours, but borrowed from another museum, makes it all the more annoying the gemeentemuseum the matter has been transferred to the Police haaglanden.