The paintings belonged to the Triton Foundation and were originally the property of Willem Cordia, a Dutch investor who died in 2011. They included "Self-Portrait" by Meyer de Haan, "Girl in Front of Open Window" by Gauguin, "Waterloo Bridge, London" and "Charing Cross Bridge, London" by Monet, "Reading Girl in White and Yellow" by Matisse, "Harlequin Head" by Picasso, and "Woman With Eyes Closed" by Freud. The works were being exhibited for the first time. The New York Times states that this theft "was the latest alarm about museum security in Europe, now a prime hunting ground for art thieves." For more information, see the New York Times article.