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Louvre

French art museum

1790s

Late

Mona Lisa is moved to the Louvre after the French Revolution, but spends a brief period in the bedroom of Napoleon in the Tuileries Palace.

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1870

79 years, 7 months, 23 days later

During the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871) the Mona Lisa is moved from the Louvre to the Brest Arsenal.

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1911

August 21

on Monday

41 years, 8 months, 1 day later

Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre by Louvre employee Vincenzo Peruggia and is missing for two years.

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The moon was waning crescent that night.

1915

3 years, 4 months, 14 days later

Uffizi returns the Mona Lisa to the Louvre.

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1939

24 years, 6 days later

During World War II, the Mona Lisa is again removed from the Louvre and taken for safety first to Château d'Amboise, then to the Loc-Dieu Abbey and Château de Chambord, then finally to the Musée Ingres in Montauban.

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