Perugia explains how he took the painting
One morning he walked into the Louvre on a pretext of wishing to see a friend, and wrnt to the Salon Caire, after exchanging a few words with decorators. There was no one else in the salon. "In a moment I took the picture from the wall," he said, "removed it from the frame, then placed It behind a door and took the frame into an anteroom. I returned to the salon, took the picture from behind the door, hid it under my Iqng painter's blouse and walked ouJ quietly." After taking the picture honie. he returned to his work.