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1950

The Victoria and Albert Museum purchases Neptune and Triton from the family of Charles Pelham.

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1951

1 year later

A flexible oak frame with beech crosspieces is added to the Mona Lisa. This flexible frame, which is used in addition to the decorative frame, exerts pressure on the panel to keep it from warping further.

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1956

5 years, 1 day later

Part of the Mona Lisa is damaged when a vandal throws acid at it.

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1956

December 30

on Sunday

12 months, 4 days later

The Mona Lisa is damaged again when a rock was thrown at it, resulting in the loss of a speck of pigment near the left elbow. Restorer Jean-Gabriel Goulinat touches up the damage with watercolour.

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The moon was a new moon that night.

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