11 original Canadian paintings stolen,
Valued at over $387,800,
Photographs and descriptions of nine released
On Monday, July 11, 2011, at approximately 1:15 a.m., police were called to the Canadian Fine Arts store, 577 Mount Pleasant Road, for a break-and-enter.
It is alleged that:
- on Sunday, July 10, 2011, during the night, the store was broken into,
- the suspect(s) stole 11 original Canadian paintings by artists including those of the Group of Seven.
The total value of the stolen paintings is over $387,800.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Al Flis or Detective Constable Erwin Huber at 416-808-5306 or 416-808-5364, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.
Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Erwin Huber, 53 Division
Images here: http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/release.php?id=21443
Group of Seven paintings stolen in Toronto
Art theft includes 11 paintings valued at $387,800http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/07/11/toronto-painting-robbery.html
A collection of Canadian paintings were stolen from a Toronto art dealer on Sunday night, including works from the Group of Seven.
Police were called to the Canadian Fine Arts store at 577 Mount Pleasant Rd. early Monday morning following a report of a break-in.
A total of 11 paintings were stolen, including works by Group of Seven artists Frederick J. Varley, J.E.H. MacDonald and A.Y. Jackson, with a value of more than $387,800.
Police released descriptions and values of nine works, including:
- Gatineau Hills, by Frederick J. Varley, $15,000.
- Gull River, by J.E.H. MacDonald, $45,000.
- First Snow, Georgian Bay, by Frank H. Johnston, $5,800.
- Les Eboulements, by A.Y. Jackson, $135,000.
- Jeune Fille Triste, by Jean Paul Lemieux, $95,000.
Formed in 1920, the Group of Seven artists captured the rugged beauty of the country's landscapes.Art Hostage Comments:
Group of Seven Artists: Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley.
Group of Seven Art Thieves: Michael Morse, Ray Hobin, Darryl Vincent, Ira Hussey Aaron Sherman Sergei Khatchaturov and sibling Yurii Khatchaturov
Aaron Sherman's mother Penny used to roll with the Michael Morse gang, Ray Hobin, Darryl Vincent, Ira Hussey etc.
How about Sergei Khatchaturov and sibling Yurii Khatchaturov or Hines and Gagne ?