Episode 27: The Theft of Mona Lisa

What made an Italian painter decorator think it was a good idea to steal the world’s most famous painting? And how did some “Half wit” slip through the Surete’s fingers?

Theft of the Mona Lisa. Illustrator Achille Beltrame (1871-1945), from La Domenica del Corriere, 3rd-10th September 1911.
Paris, France: MONA LISA THEFT, 1911. The gap on the wall of the Carre Gallery of the Louvre Museum, Paris, where the Mona Lisa was exhibited before it was stolen 1911. ©Mary Evans Picture Library / The Image Works

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