German Police Appeal for Information After 17th Century Paintings Found in Skip

Saturday, June 19, 2021
German Police Appeal for Information After 17th Century Paintings Found in Skip

The Cologne police are looking for the owner of two oil paintings found by a 64-year-old man in a garbage container.

The Cologne police are looking for the owner of two oil paintings that a 64-year-old man found in a garbage container on Tuesday (May 18) around 4 p.m. during a break at the motorway service area "Ohrbach Ost" on the BAB 7 and handed them over to the police in Cologne has.

After an initial assessment by an expert, both works are likely to be original works.

Painting 1

Portrait of a boy (date of creation unknown) by the Dutch artist Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678)

Painting 2

Self-portrait laughing from 1665 by the Italian artist Pietro Bellotti (1627-1700)

 

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