is a portrait painting of my very good friend Gerard Alexander Moncrieff
that was painted when he was a boy. In 1942 Gerard Moncrieff gave his
portrait to me as a gift and for 44 years his portrait has
hung on the living room wall of my home.
painting above is only a partial photograph as it
just happened to be in the background when one year I was taking a
photograph of our Christmas tree. I just came across
it as the other day I was digging through a collection of
the back of the portrait's canvas is the wording in
the penmanship of Gerard Moncrieff's father :
Alexander Moncrieff, born, 23rd of August 1878, second son
of Colonel Sir Alexander Moncrieff of Culfargie, KCB, FRS painted
by J. Hanson-Walker, 1882."
this painting is hanging on someone's wall. Whoever has it today may or may not know
that the painting belongs to me, Scott Reekie. I am its
rightful owner and I want the painting back.
When the painting disappeared
on July the 16th. 1986 I was in the process of taking it
from what had been my home at Friday Harbor in the State
of Washington to another home at Beaverton in the
State of Oregon in the USA. The disappearance of the
painting most likely occurred in the town of Anacortes
in the State of Washington where, while in transit, I
had the portrait in my possession as I spent the night
at a motel. After going out to breakfast and
returning to the motel I discovering
that the painting was missing.
Whoever has the painting today might just as well let me
have it back. There can be no enjoyment looking at the
painting knowing that it belongs to someone else.
I will come anywhere to pick it up.
If anyone has seen the portrait or might know where it is I
would very much appreciate being contacted as to this
information. Any and all information related to the
disappearance will be kept strictly confidential.