Perugia's motives

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Perugia's motives - According to all accounts, the theft was by a...
According to all accounts, the theft was by a poor Italian decorator. He Cv clares that a patriotic desire to revenge the great NapoVeon's plundering of Italy's art treasure prompted his deed, but this explanation is discounted by his attempt to obtain SIOO.OCO for tl.e picture, after two years, when he believed its theft had been forgotten. Such simple' reasoning suggests to many persons an ill-balanced mentality, esj,e-: cially as Perugia seemed to believe the picture, though stolen Nfrom the Louvre. could be permanently hung in the famous gallery at Florence.

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  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
  2. 14 Dec 1913, Sun,
  3. Page 33

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