CINCINNATI – An oil on canvas attributed to Hudson River School artist William Hart was stolen from the Duck Creek Antique Mall July 21-22, 2012. Dealer Mimi Morgan owner of Bryn Sion Antiques of Florence, Ken., said the painting has a retail value between $600 and $800.
Morgan discovered the painting had been removed from the wall and pulled from its frame. The crooks hid the frame in the store before leaving with the painting. “I suspect it went out of state,” Morgan tells Antique Trader.
The unsigned river landscape with cows is attributed to Hudson River School artist William Hart (American, 1823-1894). The words “Attrib. William. Hart” is written on the painting’s stretcher, which was also stolen. The stretcher has patented and dated metal clips. The painting measures 11 ½” h. x 18 ¾” l. (with frame) and 6 ¾” h. x 14” l. (without frame).
People are encouraged to contact the Cincinnati Police Dept. District 2, at 513-979-4400 with any information which will aid in the painting’s recovery.