Boston Public Library looks for 2 missing Old Master prints

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Posted: May 19, 2015 9:50 PM

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Public Library is looking for two valuable Old Master artworks missing from its extensive print collection.

The Boston Herald reported Tuesday ( library president Amy Ryan says it's hoped the 1634 Rembrandt etching and the 1504 Albrecht Durer engraving simply have been misfiled.

A police report says the library reported the pieces missing April 29.

Police value the 8-by-11-inch Durer, "Adam and Eve," at about $600,000. The 5-by-6-inch Rembrandt self-portrait is valued between $20,000 and $30,000.

Ryan says the library is conducting a detailed search of its collection, reviewing security procedures and working with police to determine if criminal activity was involved.

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The library has about 30 prints by Rembrandt and 105 by Durer.


Information from: Boston Herald,