Boston Public Library finds missing Rembrandt

The Reading Room of the Boston Public Library.

The Reading Room of the Boston Public Library. Image by Tony Webster / CC BY 2.0

In a case akin to finding your specs in the fridge, the Boston Public Library have discovered the two rare artworks that went missing weeks ago just 80ft from where they should have been. After hundreds of hours of searching and investigations and work by the FBI, the Boston Police Department and even the US Attorney’s Office, the two rare prints - one a 1504 engraving by Albrecht Durer worth $600,000 and the other a 1634 Rembrandt etching worth around $20,000 - were discovered inside the main branch of the library and are thought to have simply been ‘misfiled’. The discovery has not changed the library president’s decision to resign - President Amy Ryan handed in her resignation on Monday due to scrutiny into security at the library which holds many valuable artworks. Read more: