Friday, August 24, 2012
Norwegian gallery loses a Rembrandt in the mail
The Soli Brug Gallery in Greaaker, about 80 kilometres south of Oslo, purchased a copy of Rembrandt’s ‘Lieven Willemsz, van Coppenol, Writing-Master’ made in around 1658 from a British dealer, only to have it lost in the Norwegian postal system.
“Using a courier or special insurance is quite expensive so we have used regular mail until now,” Ole Derje, the gallery’s chairman said.
Derje said his gallery received notice to pick up the package but when he went to collect it, it was nowhere to be found. More
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