According The Art Gallery of NSW, A Cavalier was stolen between 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM on Sunday, June 10, 2007. The paintings was, according the Gallery, “expertly removed from its mounting” before being taken.
According to the BBC, the painting was taken during viewing hours that Sunday. The Wall Street Journal reported that it was unscrewed from the wall.
Despite the presence of CCTV recordings, no suspect has been identified.