SUFFIELD, Conn. (WWLP) – Police just over the state line in Suffield, Connecticut are looking for the public’s help to find a stolen painting valued at $25,000.
Suffield Police Detective Justin Fuller told 22News that the signed oil painting was an original work of the artist Henry Farny. It depicts a teepee and a campfire next to a river or lake- with evergreen trees in the background. The painting size is 11×14. It is a westerner painting which was completed in 1910.
The theft of the painting is believed to have taken place on Saturday, and Fuller says it was the only item missing from the home.
He said the painting’s sentimental value to the owner is even higher than its five-figure estimated value, and a reward will be offered.
Farny was a renowned artist of the late 19th and early 20th century, best known for his work depicting Native Americans. President Theodore Roosevelt was among the great admirers of Farny’s art.
If you have any information on the theft, or the whereabouts of the painting, you are asked to call Suffield Police at (860) 668-3870.