Van Gogh painting stolen

Van Gogh painting stolen
Photo Credit: Museum Groningen (Studio040)

On Sunday night, a Van Gogh painting was stolen from the Singer Laren museum in North Holland.

As reported in, the painting is Van Gogh’s Lentetuin, de pastorietuin te Nuenen in het voorjaar (Spring garden, the rectory garden in Nuenen in the spring). Van Gogh painted the work in Nuenen. He ended up there at the end of 1883, where he moved in with his parents.

He was to stay there for two years, painting the famous work, The Potato Eaters, among other works. In that time, he also gave painting lessons in Eindhoven. The painting was on loan to the Singer Laren from the Groninger Museum. Singer Laren museum’s director expressed his anger and sadness at the theft.


Translator: Chaitali Sengupta, who gives Inburgering lessons in Meerhoven. Click here for more info.

Editor: Melinda Walraven

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