|Stéphane Breitwieser, (between prison terms) with one of his most valuable art thefts. François Boucher’s The Sleeping Shepherd was destroyed in a garbage disposal.|
|Jean-Antoine Watteau. |
Whatever else you might say or
think of Breitwieser, he had
impeccable tastes in art.
|Francois Boucher, one of |
Breitwieser's favorite artists.
|Sybille of Cleves (detail), 1524, Lucas Cranach the Elder. |
The painting was valued at between £4.2 million and £4.7 million.
|The Sleeping Shepherd, 1730, Francois Boucher|
|A painting depicting the scene as army workers scour the banks of the Rhone-Rhine Canal in search of paintings which may have been dumped there by Breitwieser's mother.|
|Portrait of Johann Friedrich, Elector of Saxony, and|
Portrait of Princess Emilie of Saxony, both by Lucas Cranach the elder,
were among the works stolen by Breitwieser.
I wonder if it made the "Book of the Month Club?"