The stolen picture of Madeira

Thomas Buttersworth (1768-1842) - The Honourable East India Company's ship Dunira passing Funchal Bay on the Island of Madeira

Thomas Buttersworth (1768-1842) – The Honourable East India Company’s ship Dunira passing Funchal Bay on the Island of Madeira

The Guardian – and Brendon Grosvenor – tell the story of a museum (the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum) that sold a few pieces that had on loan through Christie’s. That is called theft.

Apparently, the Government of Madeira in 2006 paid for one of these pieces GBP 61,250 – Thomas Buttersworth’s View of a East India Company ship passing the Funchal Bay – and it might have to return the picture. There are several people to blame; among them Christie’s specialists who haven’t done their homework properly.

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