Munch picture stolen in southern Sweden
TT/Adam Ewing · 24 May 2006, 09:45
Published: 24 May 2006 09:45 GMT+02:00
The graphic print was taken from the Sextorps estate outside of Hörby in Skåne.
With the help of Oslo's Munch Museum, police identified the stolen piece as a woodcut entitled "Towards the Forest II", from 1915.
Police issued the alarm and gave a description of the piece and are hoping police and customs will keep an eye out for the painting.
“It is white with a black person against a green flaming background,” said Håkan Nilsson, police spokesman in Lund. “The picture is signed by Edvard Munch.”
The picture is estimated to be valued at nearly 1 million kronor, said TT. No other items are thought to have been stolen.
The manor is used as a summer home and was empty when one or more thieves went in through the front door. The alarm went off just after 11:30 pm.
Police arrived at the house shortly after and inspected several cars in the area with no success. Police are continuing their investigation today.