…please notify the Wellesley Police and Wellesley College’s Davis Museum and Cultural Center. The 1921 Fernand Leger painting called “Woman and Child” was either lost or stolen at some point in the past year or so, according to this Boston Globe account, which says Leger paintings on average are worth $2.8 million.
Meanwhile, a lecturer at Wellesley College is calling for the museum to return three works she donated in light of the Leger situation.
No shortage of opinions on this story out in the web world, including at the blog: In No Particular Order:
Between the lines it’s clear that hoity-toity Wellesley was just itching to blame the disappearance on those dumb-ass Sooners – but the Oklahoma folks followed cataloguing procedure, so their hands are clean.
Another blogger, Museumy, feels confident that local cops are on the job:
But don’t worry, the “Wellesley Police Department are working with college police on the case, though there is nothing to report.” Nothing to report YET, people. The WPD and the campus cops are ON IT.
Web site The Bostonist fired off this headline: Wellesley College Takes Stand Against Modernism.