The missing art works :
- A Rembrandt etching, from 1634, and a
- German artist Durer’s 1504 engraving
- Reported missing in April.
Estimated value : combined estimated value was around $630,000 (£411,000)
It was Found by conservation officer on Thursday in the library’s print stacks.
“We’re thrilled to have found these treasures right here at home. They were found safe and sound, simply misfiled,” said Library president Amy Ryan.
“It’s a cloud lifted, a burden off our shoulders,” Ryan told the Boston Globe, following the discovery of the missing artworks on Thursday. “Everyone is happy.”
“Someone just said this to me and it’s true: ‘Nothing is missing under my watch'”.
“All the items that we have been told are missing – but that have not been verified – went missing years before I started at BPL [Boston Public Library].”
Ryan, president of the library, earlier announced about stepping down from her post is not changing her decision.
The Boston Public Library is the first municipally funded library in the United States and one of the first free public libraries in the world.