michelangelo_caravaggio_035

The Painting is ‘Sleeping with the Snow’

Caravaggio’s painting ‘Nativity with St Francis and St Lawrence’ was stolen from a Baroque oratory in Palermo, Sicily, in October 1969. Now a Mafia informant claims the painting, was sold to an art dealer in Switzerland.  This theft has been in the FBI’s list of top ten art crimes, and is considered one of the most notorious art crimes of the past 50 years.

Given the Mafia CI statement, does this mean instead of ‘sleeping with the fishes’ the beautiful painting is ‘sleeping in the snow’?

Tags: ,