Published: February 18, 2016
CANTON, CONN. — An 8-by-6-inch oil painting on board in a gilt frame, circa 1880, was removed from the Canton Barn auction gallery over the weekend of February 6–7. The scene depicting a stone wall with mature trees, cows and people in the shade of the trees was to be sold at the firm’s February 20 auction.
Although it is a signed painting, co-owners Richard Wacht and Susan Goralski said they had not had the time yet to figure out the signature. The unknown signature in the lower right corner is a circle mark with the initials “GR.” Anyone having information about the painting’s whereabouts is asked to contact the auction house at 860-693-0601 or Officer Andrew Schiffer of the Canton Police Department at 860-693-0221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A $100 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. Canton PD case #16-1033 has been assigned to this theft.
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