Stolen Van Gogh Museum Go on Display After Recovery

Stolen Van Gogh Museum Go on Display After Recovery

Two Vincent Van Gogh paintings will go on display after being stolen from an Amsterdam museum in 2002.

The 1880s paintings, "View of the Sea at Scheveningen" and "Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen," were recovered in Italy in 2016 and underwent conservation treatment.

"View of the Sea at Scheveningen" is believed to be one of only two seascapes that Van Gogh painted in the Netherlands, according to the museum. The other painting depicts the church in Nuenen, a city in the Netherlands, where Van Gogh's father was the minister.

"We are delighted to be able to put these significant works in our collection back on display in the museum, where they belong. The conservators have done a brilliant job and the paintings will now go back on permanent display in their full glory, for everyone to see," the Van Gogh Museum director Axel Ruger said in a statement.

Source: Kataeb.org