"Edgar Degas: Dancer Adjusting Her Slipper" (29.100.941) in Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000-. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/29.100.941 "Edgar Degas: Dancer Adjusting Her Slipper" (29.100.941) in Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000-. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/29.100.941

An Edgar Degas painting entitled Ballerina Adjusting Her Slipper was stolen from the home of a private collector in Cyprus on Monday, September 29. The painting was valued at $7.6 M and was reportedly not insured. The thieves also made off with gold watches, cuff links and opera glasses.

One arrest in connection to the case has been made and the police are searching for two other suspects.

The stolen painting is part of a series Degas produced in 1873-1874 of dancers adjusting their slippers from different angles.

Pictured above is a drawing from the same series which is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Check out works by Degas that up for auction here.

 

Story via ArtDaily

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