Reward of $10 million 

June 10, 2024


The Concert by Johannes Vermeer

The museum was well renowned for its beautiful architecture, with the collection held in Gardner’s Venetian palazzo-inspired home. Following her death in 1924, the museum gradually fell into disrepair, and security became increasingly lax. By 1990, this was common knowledge, leaving the museum an easy target.

Not even a handsome reward, the highest ever offered by a private institution, has attracted anyone to come forward with information. Amongst the 13 works were The Concert by Johannes Vermeer, considered the most valuable unrecovered painting in the world, three works by Rembrandt as well as works by Manet and Degas.