In The Blacklist episode “Greyson Blaise,” Red (James Spader) poses as an art collector to catch billionaire art thief Greyson Blaise (Owain Yeoman). When they meet, Red tells Greyson that he has the Rembrandt painting “A Storm in the Sea of Galilee” hanging in his home at Lake Como, Italy. Greyson doesn’t believe it. The painting, Rembrandt’s only seascape, has been missing for more than 30 years.
The painting that they refer to is real and it is still missing. ‘Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee’ was stolen in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. The thieves disguised themselves as Boston police officers and stole it and 12 other paintings including Vermeer’s The Concert. They have not been recovered. Fun fact about ‘Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee’: Rembrandt signed and dated the painting (1633) on the rudder. The Blacklist airs Wednesday at 8pm on NBC.