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Portrait of Charles Hill, Art Detective, by Travis Simpkins

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Recently, artist Travis Simpkins completed a portrait of former Scotland Yard Art Detective, Charles Hill. Charley Hill was at the forefront of two high-profile art recovery efforts in the early 1990’s. In 1993, he recovered Vermeer’s “Woman Writing a Letter with Her Maid”, which had been stolen from Russborough House in 1986 by Irish crime boss Martin Cahill. In 1994, Hill’s career gained further esteem when his undercover work led to the successful recovery of Edvard Munch’s iconic painting “The Scream” which had been brazenly stolen from Norway’s national art museum earlier that year. Charles Hill’s efforts in retrieving “The Scream” were highlighted in Edward Dolnick’s 2005 book, “The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece.”

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