Police Seek Help Impressionist Bermuda Painting Stolen 2011 | Bernews.com
Police Seek Help Impressionist Bermuda Painting Stolen 2011 | Bernews.com.
On Tuesday [Feb. 8] Police received a report of an art theft from a
Deepwood Drive, Pembroke residence.
A Police spokesman said that it appears that sometime between 10am and
12 noon that day, a painting was removed from the home. The painting
is called “Villa Monticello, Bermuda” by the American artist Eleanor
Painted at the historic Flatts property in the early 1900s, ”Villa
Monticello, Bermuda” measures 18 inches by 15 inches.
Police are appealing for anyone with any information on the
whereabouts of the “Villa Monticello, Bermuda” painting to contact the
Hamilton Criminal Investigation Unit on 295-0011 or the independent
confidential Crime Stoppers Bermuda hotline on 800-8477.
Eleanor Abrams [1885-1967] was an impressionist painter born in
Butler, Pennsylvania. From a wealthy family, she was one of the
original members of the celebrated Philadelphia Ten, a group of female
artists who exhibited together from 1917 to 1945.
Ms Abrams specialised in flower still lives and garden scenes, many
painted in Bermuda where she often wintered. The bulk of her work was
mistakenly dispersed at the sale of her estate in 1982. The scarcity
of her paintings makes them much sought after by collectors.