Norwegian gallery loses a Rembrandt in the mail


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A Norwegian art gallery lost a Rembrandt etching worth up £5,400 in the mail after trying to save money on courier and insurance costs, the gallery's chief said on yesterday.

The Soli Brug Gallery in Greaaker, about 80 kilometers south of Oslo, purchased a copy of Rembrandt's 'Lieven Willemsz, van Coppenol, Writing-Master' made in around 1658 from a British dealer, only to have it lost in the Norwegian postal system.