Published: February 26, 2016
CANTON, CONN. — This is what we like to refer to as “A Good News Story.” An 8-by-6-inch oil painting on board in a gilt frame, circa 1880, that was removed from the Canton Barn auction gallery over the weekend of February 6–7 has been returned to the firm.
Co-owners Richard Wacht and Susan Goralski wrote to tell Antiques and The Arts Weekly that “our stolen painting has been returned to us via the US Mail. I don’t know if it was the amount of coverage it received on Facebook, the posting of it in your publication or the posting and sharing of it from other online news sources, but we received it back. We are delighted and thrilled and thankful. Once the police are finished with it, we will sell it at auction.”
The scene depicting a stone wall with mature trees, cows and people in the shade of the trees was originally scheduled to be sold at the firm’s February 20 auction.
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