Fernando Amorsolo painting stolen from Silay City museum

Fernando Amorsolo painting stolen from Silay City museum

By: - Reporter / @luisacabatoINQ
/ 12:10 PM July 06, 2024

Fernando Amorsolo painting stolen from Silay City museum

Fernando Amorsolo’s “Mango Harvesters” painting. Screengrabbed from the Facebook post of Silay Heritage

MANILA, Philippines — An 88-year-old Fernando Amorsolo painting has been snatched from the Hofileña Museum in Silay City, Negros Occidental.

Silay Heritage, a group of cultural advocates, has appealed to the public for any information regarding the whereabouts of the painting called “Mango Harvesters.”


“Please help in the recovery of this important piece of Philippine art. If you have information please contact 09985987443 / 09989674432 (Silay PNP) or report to the nearest authorities,” the group’s July 5 social media post reads.


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The “Mango Harvesters” painting, which measures 12 by 18 inches, is one of the early works of the national artist in 1936.

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It was displayed in the Hofileña Museum, which is a repository of art collected by its late owner-curator, Ramon Hofileña, and his family.

The main attraction of the museum is its second floor, where important works of renowned painters Juan Luna, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, and Vicente Manansala are featured.

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