Update: Swiss Art Theft

Vincent Van Gogh’s “Blooming Chestnut Branches”Two of the works stolen from the Swiss E.G. Buerhle Collection have been recovered. Police located Van Gogh’s “Blooming Chestnut Branches” and Claude Monet’s “Poppies Near Vetheuil” last Monday in a parked car outside a Swiss mental hospital, Zurich’s University Psychiatric Clinic. Unbelievably, the car doors were unlocked, prompting a hospital employee to take note of the vehicle during a routine check of the parking lot. The two works were not damaged and are expected to be returned to the museum in the coming days. The Degas and Cezanne paintings also taken in this robbery remain missing.

Photo: Keystone/Stadtpolizei Zuerich via Foundation E.G. Buehrle Collection/AP