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Van Gogh painting STOLEN from Dutch museum

The Van Gogh painting was stolen from the Singer museum in Laren, the Netherlands, which is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The museum said that the painting was stolen – and was the only work of art targeted.

The burglars entered the museum around 3.15am local time, according to local reports.

Local reports claim the painting stolen was The Vicarage Garden – with the artwork on loan from the Groninger Museum.

Museum director Evert van Os said the institution that houses the collection of American couple William and Anna Singer is “angry, shocked, sad” at the theft of the painting.

“We are very shocked by this news. The investigation is currently in full swing and no more can be said about it due to the police investigation.”

The value of the work was not immediately known. Police are investigating the theft.

The Singer Laren museum is currently closed under measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Before its closure, the museum was hosting an exhibition titled “Mirror of the Soul” with works by artists ranging from Toorop to Mondrian, in cooperation with Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.

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