Valuable antique paintings stolen from Oxford gallery

Three 'high value' paintings have been stolen from an art gallery in Oxford.

Thames Valley Police say the thieves broke into the Christ Church Picture Gallery in St Aldates at around 11pm on Saturday 14th March.

The stolen pieces date back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. They artworks were:

  • Salvator Rosa, 'A Rocky Coast, with Soldiers Studying a Plan,' late 1640s.

  • Antony Van Dyck, 'A Soldier on Horseback,' c. 1616

  • Annibale Carracci, 'A Boy Drinking,' c. 1580

Antony Van Dyck, 'A Soldier on Horseback,' c. 1616.

“The artwork has not yet been recovered but a thorough investigation is underway to find it and bring those responsible to justice. There will be an increased police presence in the area while officer and staff carry out enquiries. If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area last night, please get in touch.

Detective Chief Inspector Jon Capps, Investigating officer, Thames Valley Police
Annibale Carracci, 'A Boy Drinking,' c. 1580