Nearly $2M worth of 19th-century paintings stolen

Nearly $2M worth of 19th-century paintings stolen

Nearly $2 million worth of 19th-century paintings owned by a wealthy lawyer were swiped from a Brooklyn fine art storage facility, law enforcement sources said Thursday.

The 69-year-old owner of the artwork noticed that six of his scenic paintings valued at $1.7 million were missing when he conducted an inventory of his property stored at the Crozier Fine Arts facility in Williamsburg at 2 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2017.

The owner of the paintings, whose identity was not released, collects art and lends the works to galleries, sources said.

He last saw the stolen paintings – all depicting landscape scenes by 19th century Hudson River School artists David Johnson, Thomas Cole, Thomas Moran, and Jasper Francis Cropsey – in 2014, sources said.

The owner has several other artworks stored at the Bayard Street facility, according to sources.

Cops do not have a person of interest in the case or surveillance footage of the incident, authorities said.

A rep for Crozier, which has multiple locations including in Chelsea, New Jersey and Connecticut, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

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