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In the early morning hours of March 18, 1990, a security guard opened a side door at the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum in Boston for two men dressed as police officers.
By the time the real police arrived that morning, the guards were handcuffed and bound with duct tape in the basement and 13 works of art were missing. To this day, the identities of the thieves remains a mystery, and the art remains missing. (Images credit: FBI) [Read the full story on the Gardner art heist] Rembrandt, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 1633 One of the most expensive missing pieces from the Gardner museum is this stormy scene from the Dutch painter Rembrandt.
The art has been valued at 0 million, making the Gardner art heist the biggest art theft – and largest property crime — in U. This 1633 work is Rembrandt's only known seascape.
This work was stolen from the Gardner museum's "Dutch Room." According to the museum, he man at the bottom of the painting holding his hat and looking out from the canvas is thought to be a self-portrait of Rembrandt.
It depicts a young man writing in a Parisan café and once hung in the museum's Blue Room near another Manet portrait of the artist's mother.
Perhaps fortunately, the maternal portrait was being cleaned the night the thieves stalked the museum, plucking paintings from the walls.