Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Lucas Cranach Theft

Lucas Cranach the Elder - Suffer the Little Children to Come unto MeEight paintings are recovered while another is stolen! Those despicable art thieves are everywhere. This painting, Suffer the Little Children to Come unto Me by German Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach the Elder, was stolen on Sunday night from Larvik Church in southern Norway, where it has hung for the last 330 years. It's worth more than $2 million. The burglars set the fire alarm off, bringing local firemen to the church at about 1:30am on Sunday morning to find a ladder by a broken window. Note: the original photo of this work (title link) suffers from glare, so I've done a quick bodge to hide it.


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