Thursday, June 25, 2015

Spanish police return a wooden chest and 11 wooden engravings stolen from Swedish churches

ARTDAILY
Police seized the items -- a wooden chest and 11 wooden engravings -- last month on Spain's Canary Islands.
SPAIN---Spanish police on Monday returned 12 artworks, including several 15th-century wood engravings, to Sweden's embassy in Madrid after they were allegedly stolen by a Spaniard from Swedish churches and museums. Police seized the items -- a wooden chest and 11 wooden engravings -- last month on Spain's Canary Islands at the home of a 63-year-old man who they suspect stole the items in Sweden, police said in a statement. They were among a total of 46 Swedish artworks that were found in his house which the authorities suspect were stolen. [link]