Gabriel Metsu picture

Sloane Street Auctions reported three missing pictures including The Letterwriter Surprised by Gabriel Metsu (1629-67).


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The three paintings were taken from a private room in the Wilton Arms on February 9. Following the discovery that the pictures had been taken, the theft was reported to the Metropolitan Police.

Guardroom interior picture

Among the missing paintings is this oil on canvas of a guardroom interior with four figures drinking and playing cards by Gerard ter Borch the Younger (1617-81).

Anyone with information should contact the Met Police by calling 101 quoting incident reference number 6510433/23 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

Diana painting

Among the pictures taken was this oil on panel of Diana with her attendants in a grotto by Abraham van Cuylenbroch (1620-58).

Sloane Street Auctions was founded by fine art specialist Daniel Hunt in 2021.