|Syd Barrett's self-portrait|
The Wire reports the robbery took place on Saturday, where it was part of the Syd Barrett Arts & LettersLibby Gausden between 1961 and 1962. exhibition. The gallery offered £2,000 for the return of the painting, which Barrett made for his then girlfriend
Gausden went public with a plea for the art to be returned. "I am very upset at the theft of the painting, it has huge personal value to me and I am appealing for its safe return," she said.
The painting was on show for the first time, and was stolen in the middle of the afternoon between 2:15pm and 3pm. Good news came on Monday, when it was announced that the painting had been returned; it was mysteriously posted back to the gallery undamaged and intact.
Previous paintings by Barrett, who died in 2006, have sold for thousands of pounds at auction.