A Very Short Fact from the VSIs

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 On this day in 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen by a Louvre employee.

“From the time of France’s Renaissance king, Francis I, the court … imported many antiquities from Italy. It also imported artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, into its network of patronage. This is how the Mona Lisa came to reside in France.”

[p. 36 The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction, by William Doyle]

Image credit: The Mona Lisa (or La Joconde, La Gioconda), Leonardo Di Vinci, via Wikimedia Commons.

On this day in 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen by a Louvre employee.

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