Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Somerset House Theft!

Francis Cotes - Portrait of Sir William Chambers (1764)This Portrait of Sir William Chambers by Francis Cotes (1764) is one of two paintings reported missing, "believed stolen", from Somerset House in London. The second painting is John Thomas Serres' Shipping (1821). Their combined value is about £82,000. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced the loss of these paintings late this afternoon, but admits they were first reported missing last Wednesday! How's that for dithering?


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