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A 19th century painting, "Portrait of a young woman in a white dress," appraised at $3,500, is back at the St. James Hotel this week after a man allegedly stole the painting off the hotel wall early Saturday morning.

St. James painting returned

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She hasn't really left the St. James Hotel in at least 50 years. But early Saturday morning, the young woman in a white dress was forcefully carried out of the library, down the hotel's steps and into a vehicle.


Luckily, her adventure was short-lived. On Tuesday afternoon, the oil-on-canvas work "Portrait of a Young Woman in a White Dress" was back at the hotel after police apprehended the man who allegedly took her.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.