Friday, February 20, 2015

Bungling Thief Steals 'Fake' Francesco Guardi Painting

The stolen painting was an imitation of Francesco Guardi
Photo: The Globe and Mail
The stolen painting Toronto Police attributed in a release last week to Francesco Guardi is not, in fact, by the Italian master. Indeed, no one seems to know who Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the Dogana, is by, according to the college that owns it. The oil is one of what police are calling “three valuable paintings” stolen from buildings at the University of Toronto between Jan. 30 and Feb. 10. More at The Globe and Mail