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“Mona Lisa” stolen from Louvre recovered in 1913

"Mona Lisa" stolen from Louvre recovered in 1913

On this day, in 1913, Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece, ‘The Mona Lisa’ was recovered after being missing for two years.

The Mona Lisa is probably the most celebrated and iconic painting in the world. On a fine morning in August 1911, a museum staff member realised that the lady was missing from her usual place, immediately an investigation ensued, and the doors were closed to visitors for one week. After two years, the painting was recovered from a hotel room in Florence. Investigations disclosed that the robbers disguised themselves as janitors while committing the crime.

Celebrate the recovery of this amazing painting by taking part in our artistic activities below…

Activity Ideas:

  • Print out and enjoy The Louvre Activity book – here
  • Enjoy activities with Ben Uri Art Gallery here, here, and here
  • Make your own artwork by drawing along with Liz Million – here