The auction house has not commented on the situation but it has been reported by Bloomberg and a number of media agencies that a minor late landscape by the French Impressionist called Golfe, Mer, Falaises Vertes has been stolen.
A number of social media accounts also reported the theft.
Wiener Polizei & Dorotheum bestätigen Diebstahl eines Bildes des Impressionisten Pierre Auguste Renoir— 𝕽𝖊𝖆𝖉𝖊𝖗 (@NachtGeher) November 27, 2018
Limoges 1841-1919 Cagnes/Nice Golfe, mer, falaises mertes, 1895, cachet signature „Renoir“, oil on canvas 27 x 40 framed
Rahmenhersteller soll gesteinigt worden sein
~160.000 € pic.twitter.com/B75aDzqCBi
The 10.6 x 15.7 in (27 x 40cm) oil on canvas by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) was due to be offered on November 28 with an estimate of €120,000-160,000.
Police are investigating the incident.
ATG has contacted Dorotheum for comment.