Paterson settles case of stolen painting by paying $7,000

The city council has agreed to pay $7,000 for a painting of the Great Falls that was stolen out of the Paterson Museum.

Council members approved the payment on Tuesday night. $4,000 came from an insurance claim the city filed with Travelers Insurance Company after the painting was reported stolen. It paid $2,000 from municipal coffers.

James Eifler is the owner of the oil painting from circa 1840. He loaned the painting to the Paterson Museum in celebration of the 225th anniversary of the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufacturers (SUM) on …read more

Source: Paterson Times

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