Van der Neer Painting Stolen From Country House is Recovered in London

Peasants skating on a frozen river by Aert Van der Neer Stolen from a country house in 2000, this painting by Aert Van der Neer appeared for sale at Christie’s London in 2010. Chris Marinello, acting on behalf of the insurer, negotiated an unconditional release...

Koekkoek Painting Returned to Theft Victim Despite Police Error

J.H. KOEKKOEK (Dutch, 1778-1851). STORMY WEATHER Almost anything can happen with art recovery work and it usually does.  This Koekkoek painting was stolen (among others) from the theft victim in 2003. The police raided a local pub which had been suspected of serving...

Dutch Still Life Stolen in 1999 Recovered in 2010

Jacques de Claeuw (active Dordrecht, The Hague, Leiden; d. after 1676)  A vanitas still life with a globe, books, a skull, a violin, a flute, a letter and flowers on a draped ledge Stolen in the Netherlands and appearing for sale at TEFAF and Pan Amsterdam, Chris...

Dealers Rightful Commission from Monet Sale Restored

Shifty dealers are often part of art recovery work but once and a while you have good, honest art dealers being cut out of their rightful commission by some unscrupulous collectors and buyers. This case saw two dealers working hard to put together a deal that would...