Search on for picture stolen from Harpenden school

PUBLISHED: 18:34 12 May 2014 | UPDATED: 10:58 13 May 2014

Annie Lightfoot is searching for her sketch, an interpretation of Escher’s ‘Hand with Reflecting Sphere’

Annie Lightfoot is searching for her sketch, an interpretation of Escher’s ‘Hand with Reflecting Sphere’


Sixteen years after it was stolen from a local school, the hunt is continuing for a missing sketch.

The sketch, which went missing at St George’s School in Harpenden, was taken from owner Annie Lightfoot, 32, while she was taking her GCSE Art.

She said: “My teacher said that they loved the drawing so much that she wanted to make an invitation out of it and that’s the last I saw of it.

“When I went back to collect the sketch after the summer, they told me it wasn’t there. I just thought it seemed so weird, as it had been most popular among the teachers.”

Annie only has the small A7 size invitation left as a reminder of her picture, which was originally A1 in size.

Annie, who runs an interior design business, added: “It would be nice to get it back or to know who has got it. Even if the person who has it really wants it, they can have it but ultimately I want it back.”

The picture was an interpretation of Escher’s Hand with Reflecting Sphere. Anyone with information should contact Annie via

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