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Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

This is the famous Mona Lisa.  It was painted very long ago.  Throughout the years people wondered who the model was but it still remains a mystery.

The Mona Lisa was painted on very thin wood and is very fragile.  For this reason it is behind a glass case.

On August 21, 1911, Vincent Peruggia stole it.  He felt that it belonged in Italy where it was painted.  Two years later, the Mona Lisa was found in Italy and returned to the Louve Museum in Paris.


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