1 . The Davidoff – Morini Stradivarius
For musicians , has Stradivarius violin is like putting your hand on the gold musical instrument . Based on history , there is no instrument comparable to the quality of sound produced by Stradivarius . Only about 650 Stradivari instruments that survive to this day . These devices are expected to be in the Library of Congress , the Smithsonian , and the Stradivari Museum in Cremona , Italy . In October 1995, the 1727 Stradivarius violin worth approximately $ 3 million was stolen from the apartment of a famous violist , Erica Morini in New York . Morini , aged 91 years , died shortly after the robbery . Theft is still on the FBI list of stolen art in the list , and still have not found labeled .
2 . ” View Of The Sea At Scheveningen ” By Vincent Van Gogh
On December 7, 2002 , around 08:00 , two men climbed onto the roof of the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam and broke into the building . The thieves only took two paintings – ” View of the Sea at Scheveningen ” and ” Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen , ” the second painting was made in 1882 and 1884 . Period represents the pinnacle of artistic achievement and Van Gogh paintings are estimated to have value of $ 30 million . information based on the museum galleries , ” Van Gogh painted this picture in the landscape , in Scheveningen , precisely at a beach resort . he had to struggle against obstacles such as : wind blowing and sand stuck to the wet paint . ” The two suspects were arrested in 2004 and later was sentenced to 4.5 years , but the painting can not be found . The museum currently offers a reward of € 100 000 for information about their whereabouts .
3 . ” Le Pigeon aux Petits Pois ” By Pablo Picasso
One of the largest art theft in history took place in Paris , France approximately 07:00 on May 20, 2010 . Painting by Pablo Picasso’s ” Le pigeon aux petits pois ” ( pigeon with green beans ) is one of five of her paintings , estimated the total value painting they will reach € 100 million . The painting was stolen from the Musée d’ Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris . Chronology only window smashed and destroyed the padlock found at the scene . Thieves painting was eventually arrested and convicted in 2011 , and then he claimed that he panicked and the melemparlukisan into the trash after a steal . Many people have expressed doubts over the story of a thief and on this day the painting was still nowhere to be found .
4 . ” Devant Une Femme Fenêtre Ouverte , Dite La Fiancee ” By Paul Gauguin
In October 2012, Paul Gauguin painting in 1888 ” Femme devant une fenêtre ouverte , Dite la Fiancee ” was stolen from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam , the Netherlands , along with six other paintings of Pablo Picasso , Claude Monet , Henri Matisse , and Lucian Freud . The theft occurred at about 3:00 and it only takes three minutes for the thieves broke into the museum , stole seven art work , and get out before the cops arrived . The estimated value of the stolen works was approximately € 18 million . On November 26 , a man named Radu Dogaru arrested for theft of the painting and eventually sentenced to nearly seven years in prison , A second thief , Adrian Procop , was arrested in Berlin on December 6 . All paintings , including Gauguin , is still missing .
5 . ” Concert ” By Johannes Vermeer
Maestro Dutch painting , Johannes Vermeer remains one of the most famous painters of the 17th century . Most of the remaining paintings are in museums or in the royal collection in London . his work in 1664 ” The Concert ” depicts two ladies and a guy making music in the living room . In 1892 , the painting was exhibited at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1903 . On March 18, 1990 , a couple of thieves dressed as Boston police officers arrived at the museum claimed to be responding to emergency calls . Once inside , they stole a total of 13 paintings , including ” The Concert ” and the works of Govaert Flinck , Degas , and Rembrandt . ” The Concert ” currently holds the record for the most valuable painting has been stolen , with an estimated value of more than $ 200 million .
6 . ” The Just Judges ” By Jan Van Eyck
On the night of April 10 , 1934, Jan van Eyck painting ” The Judges ” was stolen from the Cathedral of Saint Bavon in Ghent , Belgium , where the painting is placed on an altar . the only part of the altar was replaced with a note written in French which reads , ” taken from Germany by the Treaty of Versaille ” . For seven months after the theft , some Belgian government sent a ransom note to a man who claimed to be a thief . On November 25 , a politician named Arsène Goedertier – express with his dying breath that only he knows where the painting is hidden and will not disclose it to death . Since then everyone has been speculated that the painting was destroyed , but they will still painting officially listed as missing .
7 . ” Storm Of The Sea Of Galilee ‘ By Rembrandt Van Rijn
The same robbery as robbery ” The Concert ” from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston also claimed a famous work of Rembrandt ” The Storm the sea of Galilee . ” has been stolen . This artwork depicts the miracle of Jesus calming the Sea of Galilee , as described in the Gospel of Mark . On March 18, 2013 , the FBI held a press conference claiming that they know who is responsible for this crime and pointed to an organized crime group . There are no new announcements since then . It has been more than 23 years since the theft TSB , but the investigation is continuing and there is currently $ 5 million reward for information on the whereabouts of these paintings ,
8 . ” Charing Cross Bridge , London ” By Claude Monet
Claude Monet painted his series work ” Charing Cross Bridge ” in London between 1899 and 1904. Serial bridge illustrates the various different versions of the day and night , so that Monet utilize a broad understanding of the color palette . The painting was made in 1901 ” Charing Cross Bridge , London , ” stolen from the Kunsthal Museum in October 2012 . Caught one thief who claims that Monet painting ( along with other stolen works ) burned by his mother to hide the evidence of the theft . Although trace evidence from the suspect did exist in the stove , there was no evidence found really strong , so the painting is still listed as a list of the missing artwork .
9 . Faberge Egg Collection Eight Owned kingdom
This is a collection of royal eggs Alexander III and Nicholas II . Peter Carl Faberge made eggs for the royal jewel encrusted royal family of Russia between 1885 and 1917 . Collection consists of 52 eggs , complete with beautiful jewelry , precious metal details , and steel complex clockwork mechanism . In 1918 , the Bolsheviks looted House of Faberge and the Royal palace in St. Petersburg . The eggs were confiscated and sent to the Kremlin . Some eggs are then sold to a private collector , was stolen , and some remain in museums around the world . Currently , eight eggs are still missing since the looting . Each egg is worth more than a million dollars and the rumor is the location of the eggs have already spread throughout Europe , South America , and the United States .
10 . ” The Lovers : The Poet ‘s Garden IV ” By Vincent Van Gogh
On October 21, 1888 , Vincent Van Gogh wrote as follows to his brother Theo : ” Here is a sketch of my last painting , a row of green pine trees against a pink sky . Foreground is the soil and sand and thorns . Two lovers , a man with a pale blue hat yellow , a woman with a pink corset and black skirt ” painting in question is ” the Lovers : . the Poet ‘s Garden IV , ” which was completed in the same year . During the second half of the 1930s , Adolf Hitler has many works of art that were stolen from private collections and museums , Van Gogh’s ” The Lovers : The Poet ‘s Garden IV” was one of them . Hitler’s plan to create the largest art collection in the world and ideally collection includes stunning paintings from artists of the past century . But after that , a group of U.S. soldiers accused of stealing the paintings , and the painting was lost after World War II.