In the early morning hours of March 18th, 1990, much of Boston was still winding down their celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Little did any of them know that the most daring art heist in recent history was taking place right under their noses. At 1:24AM, two thieves dressed as police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and stole thirteen works of art, altogether valued at over $500 million. Though not the most famous of the missing thirteen, French artist Edouard Manet's painting Chez Tortoni is no less a masterwork. A snapshot of 19th century Paris, depicting a man in a top hat sitting at a cafe table, the piece is classic Manet. The Gardner museum has offered a reward of $5 million for information leading to the recovery of the stolen artwork.
If you have information about any of these missing or stolen items, please contact your nearest FBI field office, or submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov. For more information, visit www.FBI.gov.