Stolen Rockwell painting returned to family after 40 years set for auction

PHILADELPHIA — A Norman Rockwell painting recently returned to a family after it was stolen from their New Jersey home more than 40 years ago is going up for auction.

The 1919 painting, known as “Taking a Break” and “Lazybones,” was returned to members of the Grant family by FBI art crimes agents in Philadelphia last March. The piece was one of a number of items stolen from the family’s home in Cherry Hill, during a June 30, 1976, break-in.

The Grants knew the painting was theirs because it still had damage from where their …read more

Source: Camden

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