Van Gogh's 'Spring Garden' painting stolen in overnight raid from Dutch museum

The Singer Laren museum in Laren (Singer Laren Museum)

A Dutch museum that is currently closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus says a painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen in a raid overnight.

The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam says “Spring Garden” by the Dutch master was stolen in the early hours of Monday.

Museum director Evert van Os said the institution that houses the collection of American couple William and Anna Singer is “angry, shocked, sad” at the theft of the painting.

The value of the work, which was on loan from the Groninger Museum in the northern Dutch city of Groningen, was not immediately known. Police are investigating the theft.