After daring heist, art masterpieces go up in flames

Take a look at these pictures. It may be the last time you ever see them.

After the theft of several priceless artworks from the Kunsthal museum, investigators have announced that the paintings may have been burnt by the suspect’s mother to prevent her son being found with the paintings in his possession. From the International Herald Tribune: forensic scientists at Romania’s National History  museum appeared on the verge of confirming the art world’s worst fears: that Ms Daguru’s tale may be true.

Here are the seven paintings which were stolen and are feared destroyed:

Monet: Waterloo Bridge, London, 1901



Gaugain: Girl in front of Open Window, 1898


Picasso: Harlequin head, 1971


Mayer de Haan: self portrait


Matisse: reading girl in white and yellow


Lucian Freud: Woman with eyes closed


Monet: Charing Cross bridge, London







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