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The Storm on the Sea of Galilee

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee is a 1633 oil-on-canvas painting by the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt van Rijn. The painting depicts the miracle of Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee, specifically as it is described in the fourth chapter of the Gospel of Mark. It is Rembrandt's only seascape. The work was previously in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, but on the morning of March 18, 1990, two thieves disguised as police officers broke into the museum and stole the painting and twelve other works in what is considered to be the biggest art theft in U.S. history. 

The museum still displays the paintings' empty frames in their original locations and the heist remains unsolved. In 2013, the FBI announced that they knew who was responsible for the crime. Criminal analysis has suggested that the heist was committed by an organized crime group. There have been no conclusions made public, as the investigation is ongoing.