Arrest made for stolen Goya painting

TOLEDO -- The Toledo Museum of Art learned Wednesday that an arrest has been made in the case of the 2006 theft of the Museum's Francisco de Goya y Lucientes painting, Children with a Cart (1778). A release about the arrest was issued by the United States Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey.

After having been stolen in November 2006, the painting was recovered by the FBI and returned unharmed in early January 2007 to the Toledo Museum of Art, where it is part of the permanent collection.

When stolen, the painting was en route from Toledo to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, where it was scheduled to be included in the exhibition Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso: Time, Truth, and History. After its recovery, the painting joined the Guggenheim exhibition through its closing date and was subsequently reinstalled in Toledo.

The driver of the truck transporting the painting stopped at a hotel in Pennsylvania to sleep for the night when the painting was stolen. A man was arrested and charged in the crime.

Updated by LS