“The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring” was confidentially handed off to Dutch art detective Arthur Brand this week.
The seizure is part of an ongoing investigation into “a smuggling network” trafficking antiquities looted from Turkey.
Amid a spate of high-profile repatriations of looted cultural objects, we took a closer look at some of the most infamous players in the illicit market.
The reported thefts by one of the museum’s own employees have also fueled new calls for the repatriation of the Benin Bronzes and Parthenon marbles.
The agreement reached by Douglas Latchford’s estate marks the largest forfeiture of looted antiquities profits to date.
Jerry Chris Van Dyke claimed he was a member of the Nez Perce Tribe to sell his art.
Nazem Ahmad disguised millions of dollars’ worth of transactions to evade US sanctions, according to the indictment.
Boulder authorities also uncovered stolen guns, drugs, and work by artist Jane Freilicher.
Stephanie Allison Jolluck was apprehended by authorities days after a close call with airport security, who found two 1,000-year-old artifacts in her luggage.
Wendy Halsted Beard defrauded her clients of over 100 photographs, including works by Ansel Adams, and targeted elderly collectors.
An art attorney contacted the FBI on behalf of an anonymous client who was in possession of a mosaic of Medusa.
Lebanese art dealer Georges Lotfi, who once helped authorities seize looted antiquities, is now accused of doing his own share of trafficking too.