FBI seeks Rockwell painting on 40th anniversary of its theft from Cherry Hill home

Federal authorities are seeking the public's help in recovering a 1919 Norman Rockwell painting on the 40th anniversary of its theft from a New Jersey home.



The painting was featured on the cover of the Sept. 6, 1919, edition of the Saturday Evening Post. It was among several items taken during a June 30, 1976, break-in in Cherry Hill.



The oil-on-canvas piece measures about 25 inches by 28 1/2 inches and goes by names including "Boy Asleep with Hoe," ''Taking a Break" and "Lazybones." It has been entered into the FBI's national stolen art file and Interpol's stolen works of art database.



The FBI Art Crime Team and the Cherry Hill Police Department are asking anyone with knowledge of the painting's whereabouts to call 215-418-4000.


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