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More than 40 years ago, Norman Rockwell’s Boy Asleep with Hoe, also known as Lazy Bones or Taking a Break, was stolen from a home in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and the family submitted a claim to their insurer.

In March 2017, the FBI announced that the painting was recovered. (One reason it was quickly identified was that the piece still had a minor indentation from the owner’s pool cue.) In a ceremony in Philadelphia, the painting was returned to the family by the FBI and is currently slated for auction at an estimated value of $1,000,000 to $1,500,000 – significantly more than the value of the artwork when the claim was made in 1976.

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