Recently, artist Travis Simpkins created a portrait sketch of Julian Radcliffe, Founder of the Art Loss Register. Posted to Art Crime Illustrated. Based in London, the ALR is the world’s largest private database of lost and stolen art, antiques and collectables. Dealers, collectors and law enforcement all turn to the Art Loss Register to report art theft, and when concerned with provenance matters in the sale of fine art. The ALR grew out of the database of the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR), begun in 1976 and expanded by the ALR in 1991, and has been directly responsible for the recovery of more than $320 Million worth of stolen art.