Friday, 22 August 2014

Embarrassing Mishap in the Louvre

On the morning of the 23rd of August 1911, the staff of the Louvre noticed that the Mona Lisa was missing, and decided that it ‘must have’ been nicked the day before. (Security was astonishingly lax there in those days; painters were allowed to borrow pictures to copy at home, so no-one batted an eyelid when people strolled out carrying rather more than they came in with.) Among those suspected of the theft was a young and rather disreputable Spanish painter called Pablo Picasso.


P.S. For Eyvor et al: A picture of a Greek provincial
railway station will be posted on the blog soon.

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