19th century painting stolen from Thurlaston home - The Rugby Observer

19th century painting stolen from Thurlaston home

Rugby Editorial 12th Aug, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A VINTAGE 140-year-old oil painting was among items stolen from a house in Thurlaston on the afternoon of Sunday August 2.

Burglars took an original oil painting of a pastoral scene by the English artist George Vicat Cole, which is in a heavy gilt frame.

The painting, titled Windmill in Landscape and dated 1875, is approximately 25cm x 18cm and depicts a dark countryside scene with a white cottage to the right, and a small boy in the foreground.

A Swiss-made ATMOS clock, almost identical to the one pictured, was also stolen.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour around the area during this time, or anyone who may have been offered these items for sale. Please call police on 101, quoting incident 261 of August 2.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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