Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"

Considered by many to be the most famous painting in the world, the "Mona Lisa" was stolen from the Louvre in Paris in 1911 by Vincenzo Perrugia, a Louvre employee from Italy who was  said to have been annoyed at how many Italian artworks were in the French museum.  Two years later, Perrugia was caught trying to sell the early 16th-century masterpiece to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. He was hailed as an Italian patriot and served only six months in jail for the crime.
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( February 19, 2012 )

Considered by many to be the most famous painting in the world, the "Mona Lisa" was stolen from the Louvre in Paris in 1911 by Vincenzo Perrugia, a Louvre employee from Italy who was said to have been annoyed at how many Italian artworks were in the French museum. Two years later, Perrugia was caught trying to sell the early 16th-century masterpiece to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. He was hailed as an Italian patriot and served only six months in jail for the crime.

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