This Day in History: Mona Lisa Stolen by a Louvre Employee (1911)

This Day in History:
Mona Lisa Stolen by a Louvre Employee (1911)

In 1911, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa disappeared from the Louvre and was believed to be lost forever. Two years later, former Louvre employee Vincenzo Peruggia was caught trying to sell the masterpiece to a gallery owner in his native Italy. It turned out that Peruggia had stolen the painting by hiding in a closet, waiting until the museum had closed, taking it down, and simply walking out with it hidden under his coat. How much time did Peruggia serve in jail for his crime? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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