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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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1867

76 years, 7 months, 22 days later

Uffizi acquires The Annunciation and ascribes it to Domenico Ghirlandaio.

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1870

3 years, 1 day later

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

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1880

10 years, 2 days later

The National Gallery of Art, London buys the The Virgin of the Rocks.

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1911

August 21

on Monday

31 years, 7 months, 29 days 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.

1913

1 year, 4 months, 14 days later

Vincenzo Peruggia attempts to sell the Mona Lisa to the directors of the Uffizi, and is caught. The painting is exhibited around Italy for two years before being returned to the Louvre.

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1915

2 years 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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