Thirteen works of art were taken from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on March 18, 1990. It took 81 minutes for thieves to enter, tie up a guard, slash paintings from their frames, and escape. Here is a look at the pieces of art that have never been recovered:
To virtually tour the museum rooms where the art was stolen, explore this Google Art Project.
Johannes Vermeer, “The Concert”
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, File / AP
Rembrandt, “The storm on the Sea of Galilee”
Rembrandt, “A lady and gentleman in black”
Edouard Manet, “Chez Tortoni”
Edgar Degas, “Cortège aux environs de Florence”
Edgar Degas, “La sortie de pesage”
Edgar Degas, “Program for an artistic soirée, 1884 (charcoal on white paper)”
Edgar Degas, “Program for an artistic soirée, 1884 (a less-finished version, charcoal on buff paper)”
Edgar Degas, “Three mounted jockeys”
Govaert Flinck, “Landscape with an obelisk”
“French gilded finial in the form of an eagle”
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