Gardner Museum heist solved?

Degas, La Sortie de Pesage Pencil and watercolor on paper, 10 x 16 cm

Twenty-three years after 13 pieces of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the F.B.I. has announced that it might be close to solving the case. The announcement that federal officials know the identities of the thieves was reported in yesterday's New York Times


The museum is offering a $5 million reward for the return of the pieces, and the F.B.I. has set up this website with photographs of the missing works of art and reports of recent developments. 

Manet, Chez Tortoni, 1878–1880 Oil on canvas, 26 x 34 cm. 

Even today, the museum keeps the empty frames on display to remind visitors of the paintings that were lost. Sadly, despite this huge break in the case it is still uncertain if the artworks will ever be recovered.