BOSTON — It’s the anniversary of one of Boston’s most notorious robberies when 13 works of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
On Friday, the museum said it hoped to be able to recover the stolen works.
“We remain optimistic for the recovery of the objects and their return to their rightful place in our galleries,” the museum said in a series of tweets marking the anniversary.
It was March 18, 1990, when two thieves disguised as Boston police pulled off the biggest art theft in history. The Rogues took off with 13 of Gardner’s artworks 81 minutes later.
The most well-known works of art were extracted from the Dutch room, according to the museum. They cut Rembrandt Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee and A lady and a gentleman in black of their executives; kidnapped Vermeer The concert and that of Flinck landscape with an obelisk of their executives; pulled an ancient Chinese bronze Gu, or goblet, from a table; and took a small self-portrait engraving by Rembrandt from the side of a chest, according to the museum.
Boston 25’s Bob Ward has reported extensively on the heist over the years.
Investigators recently told Ward they are taking a closer look at an unsolved murder of Lynn, to see if it sheds any new light on the legendary heist.
The Gardner Museum is offering an unprecedented $10 million reward for information that unravels this case, but, as far as Boston 25 knows, there has been no credible attempt to collect this reward.
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