Stolen: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Art Heist
May 16, 2018
Published May 24, 2017 at 8:56 AM | Updated at 9:12 AM EDT on May 16, 2018
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston doubled its reward Tuesday for information that leads to the return of 13 works of art stolen in the largest art heist in U.S. history.
The reward for the art stolen in 1990 now sits at $10 million and is good through the end of 2017. The museum initially offered a $1 million reward for the pieces and then increased it to $5 million in 1997. At the time, it the largest private reward in the world.
The art is valued at more than $500 million and includes Vermeer’s painting, The Concert, Rembrandt’s Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee and A Lady and Gentleman in Black, Manet’s Chez Tortoni, and Edgar Degas’ Leaving the Paddock.