Thursday, 18 November 2010

Kossak painting stolen from Hotel Bristol in Vienna

A painting by the Polish artist Wojciech Kossak has been stolen from the Bristol Hotel in Warsaw. Kossack (1857–1942) came from a family of painters, and he specialised in battle scenes and equestrian paintings. This self-portrait is in the National Museum in Warsaw. For some years he had an atelier in the hotel, paying for his rent with his paintings, which lined the walls of the restaurant. The painting that has been stolen was in the lobby, and was cut from its frame. It is said to be worth 30,000 euros.

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