Arts: Theft

Thieves entered the E. B. Crocker Art Gallery at Sacramento, Cal., lifted from its gold frame Guido Reni's Entombment of Christ, and escaped. A craving for a forbidden smoke had lured the curator to an upper gallery; no trace of the thieves remained when a janitor discovered the theft.

The Entombment, valued at $500,000, is eight by ten inches in size, and believed by experts to be the model for a larger work never completed. That it was stolen at the instance of an art expert is indicated by the fact that a large...

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