Australia: Valuable Tom Roberts painting stolen



Stolen: Tom Roberts’ painting of Andrew Garran. (Supplied):

 ACT Police are searching for a valuable Tom Roberts painting which has been stolen from an apartment in Narrabundah, south Canberra. 

The theft of the 19th century oil painting of former journalist and New South Wales politician Andrew Garran was reported to police last week. 

The portrait is believed to be worth between $80,000 and $100,000 and has sentimental value to its owners the Garran family. 

It measures approximately 60cm by 33cm and is contained within a 50cm thick black hardwood frame. 

Police say the painting is distinctive and would be recognised by art dealers and Tom Roberts specialists. 

Anyone who may know of the painting’s whereabouts or may have information to help the investigation have been urged to contact Crime Stoppers.


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