The Mona Lisa on display in the Uffizi Gallery, in Florence, December 1913. Museum director Giovanni Poggi (right) inspects the painting.
"The shocking theft of the Mona Lisa, in August 1911, appeared to have been solved 28 months later, when the painting was recovered. In an excerpt from their new book, the authors suggest that the audacious heist concealed a perfectand far more lucrativecrime."
The article in Vanity Fair is an excerpt from Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler’s 2009 book about the crimes taking place in Paris from 1880 to the beginning of World War I.
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