‘Significant quantity’ of pricey art stolen from Newfoundland home


ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Art thieves have made off with at least a dozen valuable artworks from a home in St. John’s, N.L.

Police say the “significant quantity” of stolen works include American landscape painter Robert Wood’s “The Maine Coast,” prominent Newfoundland artist Christopher Pratt’s “6 cents” as well as pieces by Newfoundland still-life artist Helen Parsons-Shepherd, Spanish artist Juan Giralt Lerin and French painter Antoine Blanchard.

“Numerous pieces of valuable artwork were stolen …. A full inventory list is still being compiled,” the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says in a press release.

The theft happened sometime between April 18 and May 17, when the break-and-enter was reported to investigators.

Police say a full list of stolen works is still being compiled.

They are asking members of the public to come forward if they know the whereabouts of the stolen artwork or the identity of the thieves.




The Canadian Press