Topic: National Portrait Gallery London

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  • Gallery Famous art heists

    Louvre Museum, Paris, 1911, recovered – In one of the most audacious of crimes, not just art thefts, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci was swiped from the gallery, shocking the French nation. Italian officials arrested a Vincenzo Perugia, who was intending to sell it and return it to Italy. He was released after just a few months and viewed as a hero in his home country. The painting returned to the Louvre in 1914.

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  • Gallery Famous art heists

    Louvre Museum, Paris, 1911, recovered – In one of the most audacious of crimes, not just art thefts, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci was swiped from the gallery, shocking the French nation. Italian officials arrested a Vincenzo Perugia, who was intending to sell it and return it to Italy. He was released after just a few months and viewed as a hero in his home country. The painting returned to the Louvre in 1914.

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    A Barbie doll wears a dress made by the Philippines' top fashion designers at a charity auction at a hotel in Manila's Makati financial district on March 17. Ballet Philippines, a dance institution, auctioned 201 Barbie dolls and raised 1.5 million pesos ($32,900) for scholarships to benefit underprivileged dancers.