Italian police found in Naples two paintings by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh that were stolen from a Museum in Amsterdam in 2002, reports the BBC. According to the police, despite the fact that the paintings were removed from their frames, they were mostly intact, in “relatively good condition”.
Two paintings – “view of the sea at Scheveningen” and “out of the Protestant Church in Nuenen” were stolen on 7 December 2002 from the van Gogh Museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of paintings and drawings by the artist. The thieves used a ladder to get to the Museum. It is unclear when discovered in Italy, the film will return to the capital of the Netherlands.
The painting “out of the Protestant Church in Nuenen” was written by van Gogh in January-February, 1884 and autumn, 1885, in the Dutch village of Nuenen. In 1885 van Gogh made changes to your work – place people coming out of the Church, was originally depicted a peasant. The painting the artist gave to his mother.
The painting “view of the sea at Scheveningen was painted by van Gogh in August 1882 in the Hague.
It is noteworthy that the criminals who had infiltrated the Museum, was arrested in 2004, but on the trail of the paintings the law enforcement authorities then failed to come out. Police in Naples said that the priceless paintings was discovered during the RAID, which took place in the framework of the fight against the Neapolitan mafia – the Camorra.