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Roger-Viollet | 287852 | Leonardo bringing his Mona Lisa back. Satirical cartoon by V. Pellé alluding the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre Museum in Paris, on August 23, 1911, found in Florence in 1913 and brought back to Paris in 1914. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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Leonardo bringing his Mona Lisa back. Satirical cartoon by V. Pellé alluding the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre Museum in Paris, on August 23, 1911, found in Florence in 1913 and brought back to Paris in 1914.

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Roger-Viollet | 512752 | The Mona Lisa, found again after its theft, exposed in Offices museum, in Florence and contemplated by, from left to right, the painter Luigi Cavenaghi (who restored  The Last Supper  of Leonardo da Vinci), Corrado Ricci, general manager of Fine Arts and Poggi, manager of The Offices museum, in December 1913. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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The Mona Lisa, found again after its theft, exposed in Offices museum, in Florence and contemplated by, from left to right, the painter Luigi Cavenaghi (who restored "The Last Supper" of Leonardo da Vinci), Corrado Ricci, general manager of Fine Arts and Poggi, manager of The Offices museum, in December 1913.

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Roger-Viollet | 231718 | Opening of the box protecting the Mona Lisa, one year after its return at the Louvre Museum. Paris, 1946. | © Pierre Jahan / Roger-Viollet
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Opening of the box protecting the Mona Lisa, one year after its return at the Louvre Museum. Paris, 1946.

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Roger-Viollet | 1026745 | Opening of the box protecting the Mona Lisa, one year after its return at the Louvre Museum. Paris, 1946. | © Pierre Jahan / Roger-Viollet
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Opening of the box protecting the Mona Lisa, one year after its return at the Louvre Museum. Paris, 1946.

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Roger-Viollet | 343858 | Opening of the box protecting the Mona Lisa, one year after its return at the Louvre Museum. Paris, 1946. | © Pierre Jahan / Roger-Viollet
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Opening of the box protecting the Mona Lisa, one year after its return at the Louvre Museum. Paris, 1946.

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Roger-Viollet | 1283498 | Reorganization of the Louvre Museum. The pieces of art, evacuated during WWI, are back and exhibited by chronological order. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Paris, on January 15, 1920. Photograph from the collections of the newspaper  Excelsior . | © Excelsior - L'Equipe / Roger-Viollet
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Reorganization of the Louvre Museum. The pieces of art, evacuated during WWI, are back and exhibited by chronological order. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Paris, on January 15, 1920. Photograph from the collections of the newspaper "Excelsior".

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Roger-Viollet | 196174 | Clockwork toy standing for a jockey carrying the Mona Lisa under his arm. Allusion to the theft of the Mona Lisa at the musée du Louvre (Paris) in 1911 and found in Florence (Italy) in 1913. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
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Clockwork toy standing for a jockey carrying the Mona Lisa under his arm. Allusion to the theft of the Mona Lisa at the musée du Louvre (Paris) in 1911 and found in Florence (Italy) in 1913.

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Roger-Viollet | 917501 | Perugia, who stole Mona Lisa in 1911, in the courtroom of the court of Florence, June 1914. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
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Perugia, who stole Mona Lisa in 1911, in the courtroom of the court of Florence, June 1914.

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Roger-Viollet | 685604 | Theft of  Mona Lisa  of Leonardo da Vinci. Back of the anthropometric card of Vincenzo Perugia, made in Paris, on January 25, 1909.$$$ | © Collection Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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Theft of "Mona Lisa" of Leonardo da Vinci. Back of the anthropometric card of Vincenzo Perugia, made in Paris, on January 25, 1909.$$$

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Roger-Viollet | 219611 | Portrait of woman inspired of the Mona Lisa. French school, XVIIIth century. Museum of Turns. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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Portrait of woman inspired of the Mona Lisa. French school, XVIIIth century. Museum of Turns.

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Roger-Viollet | 110970 | Luigi Calamatta (1801-1869) after Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).  The Mona Lisa . Chisel. Paris, musée de la Vie romantique. | © Musée de la Vie Romantique / Roger-Viollet
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Luigi Calamatta (1801-1869) after Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). "The Mona Lisa". Chisel. Paris, musée de la Vie romantique.

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Roger-Viollet | 1043965 | Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Mona Lisa. Oil on panel, 1503-1519. Paris, Louvre museum, August 1911. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Mona Lisa. Oil on panel, 1503-1519. Paris, Louvre museum, August 1911.

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Roger-Viollet | 904674 | Affaire du vol de la Joconde. L'ambassadeur de France en Italie, Barrère, sortant du ministère avec le tableau, accompagné du ministre des Affaires étrangères. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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Affaire du vol de la Joconde. L'ambassadeur de France en Italie, Barrère, sortant du ministère avec le tableau, accompagné du ministre des Affaires étrangères.

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Roger-Viollet | 409166 | Agents and barrier of arranged benches around the Mona Lisa, in the Museum of the Offices of Florence, in 1913, to protect her, following the theft of 1911. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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Agents and barrier of arranged benches around the Mona Lisa, in the Museum of the Offices of Florence, in 1913, to protect her, following the theft of 1911.

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Roger-Viollet | 914841 | The  Mona Lisa  theft affair. Vincenzo Perugia's bedroom. Paris, 1911. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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The "Mona Lisa" theft affair. Vincenzo Perugia's bedroom. Paris, 1911.

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Roger-Viollet | 879762 | The Mona Lisa robbery. Lieutenant Lescouvé investigating at the Louvre museum. Paris (Ist arrondissement), 1911. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
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The Mona Lisa robbery. Lieutenant Lescouvé investigating at the Louvre museum. Paris (Ist arrondissement), 1911.

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Roger-Viollet | 468553 | Sophia Loren, Italian actress, in front of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre museum. Paris, February 1964. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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Sophia Loren, Italian actress, in front of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre museum. Paris, February 1964.

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Roger-Viollet | 664831 | Singer offering the score of  L'as-tu vue ? la Joconde !! , satirical song on the theft of the painting. Paris, 1911. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
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Singer offering the score of "L'as-tu vue ? la Joconde !!", satirical song on the theft of the painting. Paris, 1911.

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Roger-Viollet | 1051216 | Fancy postcard recalling the return of the Mona Lisa in Paris, after its theft, in 1913. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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Fancy postcard recalling the return of the Mona Lisa in Paris, after its theft, in 1913.

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Roger-Viollet | 1056274 | Theft of the Mona Lisa. The painting found in Florence and about to be brought back to Paris, 1913. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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Theft of the Mona Lisa. The painting found in Florence and about to be brought back to Paris, 1913.

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Roger-Viollet | 868491 | Theft of the Mona Lisa. The painting back at the Louvre museum. Paris, 1914. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
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Theft of the Mona Lisa. The painting back at the Louvre museum. Paris, 1914.

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Roger-Viollet | 196370 | In the Square Lounge : the Mona Lisa, by Louis Béroud. Paris, Salon 1912. | © Neurdein / Roger-Viollet
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In the Square Lounge : the Mona Lisa, by Louis Béroud. Paris, Salon 1912.

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Roger-Viollet | 498877 | Louvre museum. The Mona Lisa in the Denon wing. Paris, June 2008. | © Jean-Pierre Couderc / Roger-Viollet
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Louvre museum. The Mona Lisa in the Denon wing. Paris, June 2008.

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Roger-Viollet | 491678 | Louvre Museum. Denon wing.  Mona Lisa  by Leonardo da Vinci. Paris, June 2008. | © Jean-Pierre Couderc / Roger-Viollet
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Louvre Museum. Denon wing. "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci. Paris, June 2008.

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Roger-Viollet | 990516 | Louvre Museum. Denon wing. Room of the  Mona Lisa  by Leonardo da Vinci. Paris, June 2008. | © Jean-Pierre Couderc / Roger-Viollet
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Louvre Museum. Denon wing. Room of the "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci. Paris, June 2008.

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Roger-Viollet | 755934 | Photographe opérant sur une reproduction de  La Joconde  de Léonard de Vinci. France, vers 1900. | © Collection Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
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Photographe opérant sur une reproduction de "La Joconde" de Léonard de Vinci. France, vers 1900.

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Roger-Viollet | 289137 | The  Mona Lisa  theft affair. The tiny room where  The Mona Lisa  was kept during two years. Paris, 1911. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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The "Mona Lisa" theft affair. The tiny room where "The Mona Lisa" was kept during two years. Paris, 1911.

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Roger-Viollet | 794853 | Photographe opérant sur une reproduction de  La Joconde  de Léonard de Vinci. France, vers 1900. | © Collection Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
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Photographe opérant sur une reproduction de "La Joconde" de Léonard de Vinci. France, vers 1900.

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Roger-Viollet | 801249 | Photographer working on a copy of the Mona Lisa. | © Collection Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
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Photographer working on a copy of the Mona Lisa.

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Roger-Viollet | 334858 | Wishes of the Mona Lisa. Caricature on the theft of the picture in 1911 and its wish of return to the museum of the Louvre in 1914. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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Wishes of the Mona Lisa. Caricature on the theft of the picture in 1911 and its wish of return to the museum of the Louvre in 1914.

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Roger-Viollet | 720298 | Léonard de Vinci (1452-1519).  La Joconde , huile sur toile, vers 1500-1510. Paris, musée du Louvre. Photographie prise vers 1900. | © Léopold Mercier / Roger-Viollet
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Léonard de Vinci (1452-1519). "La Joconde", huile sur toile, vers 1500-1510. Paris, musée du Louvre. Photographie prise vers 1900.

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Roger-Viollet | 982379 | Léonard de Vinci (1452-1519).  La Joconde , détail de la bouche. Huile sur toile, vers 1500-1510. Musée du Louvre. | © Collection Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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Léonard de Vinci (1452-1519). "La Joconde", détail de la bouche. Huile sur toile, vers 1500-1510. Musée du Louvre.

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Roger-Viollet | 1299583 |  On a volé la Joconde , film de Michel Deville. George Chakiris (né en 1934) et Marina Vlady (née en 1938), acteurs français. France, août 1965. Fonds France-Soir. Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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"On a volé la Joconde", film de Michel Deville. George Chakiris (né en 1934) et Marina Vlady (née en 1938), acteurs français. France, août 1965. Fonds France-Soir. Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris.

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Roger-Viollet | 1300214 |  On a volé la Joconde (The Mona Lisa has been stolen), film by Michel Deville. Second from the left : Paul Frankeur (1905-1974), George Chakiris (born in 1934) and Marina Vlady (born in 1938). France, August 1965. Photograph from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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"On a volé la Joconde (The Mona Lisa has been stolen), film by Michel Deville. Second from the left : Paul Frankeur (1905-1974), George Chakiris (born in 1934) and Marina Vlady (born in 1938). France, August 1965. Photograph from the collections of the French newspaper "France-Soir". Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris.

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