Two sleuths from a small-town history society have tracked down two paintings that were stolen 50 years ago. Now they can be seen again – 71Bait

Exactly 50 years and a day after thieves looted Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York, the FBI returned two historic paintings to the New York state institution, where they will finally be unveiled this weekend. The paintings from the 1820s show the elderly New Paltz resident Dirck D. Wynkoop (1738-1827), a prominent local … Read more

An old master drawing that fetched just $250 at a Massachusetts auction house last year will fetch $1.4 million at TEFAF Maastricht – 71Bait

A long-lost piece of Dutch art history returns to the Netherlands. Next week, New York-based Christopher Bishop Fine Art is offering a €1.35 million ($1.4 million) rediscovered drawing by Jan Lievens at TEFAF Maastricht. The artwork surfaced in October 2020 at Marion Antique Auctions, a small Massachusetts auction house, where it was billed as a … Read more