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'Unbalanced' woman vandalises famed Delacroix painting

French police were holding a mentally "unbalanced" woman after an attack on one of France's most iconic paintings, Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People". The incident happened at the recently opened northern satellite of the Louvre museum, in Lens, northern France, when a visitor scrawled on the painting with a black marker. It was not believed to have caused any permanent damage. Prosecutors in the town said that after having received a psychiatric report on the 28-year-old woman, they would probably have her committed on Saturday.

'Unbalanced' woman vandalises famed Delacroix painting

French police were holding a mentally "unbalanced" woman after an attack on one of France's most iconic paintings, Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People". Prosecutors in the town said that after having received a psychiatric report on the 28-year-old woman, they would probably have her committed on Saturday. The incident happened at the recently opened northern satellite of the Louvre museum, in Lens, northern France, when a visitor scrawled on the painting with a black marker. It was not believed to have caused any permanent damage.

'Unbalanced' woman vandalises famed Delacroix painting

One of the most iconic paintings in French history, Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People", was defaced by a woman with psychiatric problems but escaped permanent damage. The 28-year-old woman, who was being held by police Friday, is accused of using a black marker to deface the masterpiece at a recently opened satellite branch of the Louvre in Lens, northern France. Her motives were unclear but her scrawling of "AE911" had some wondering if she was suffering from delusions involving the 9/11 attacks.

'Unbalanced' woman vandalises famed Delacroix painting

One of the most iconic paintings in French history, Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People", has been defaced by a woman allegedly suffering psychiatric problems, but no permanent damage was done. The 28-year-old woman, who was being held by police Friday, is accused of using a black marker to deface the masterpiece at a recently opened satellite branch of the Louvre in Lens, northern France. Her motives were unclear but her scrawling of "AE911" had some wondering if she was suffering from delusions involving the 9/11 attacks.

'Unbalanced' woman vandalises famed Delacroix painting

One of the most iconic paintings in French history, Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People", has been defaced by a woman who is being held by police. The 28-year-old woman, who allegedly suffers from psychiatric problems, is accused of using a black marker to deface the masterpiece at a recently opened satellite branch branch of the Louvre in Lens, northern France. She scrawled "AE911" on the painting but it was not immediately clear if the slogan had any particular significance. The museum said it was temporarily closing the wing in which the painting was displayed.

Woman defaces famous Louvre painting with black pen

PARIS, Feb 8 (Reuters) - France's Louvre-Lens museum shut two galleries on Friday after a woman scribbled with a black marker pen on its star painting, Eugene Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People". Police were questioning a 28-year-old woman who was arrested on Thursday evening after writing "AE911" across a 30 cm section at the bottom of the work, a judicial source said.

Woman vandalises famed Delacroix painting in Louvre

France's Louvre museum shut down one of its galleries Friday after a woman vandalised an iconic painting by Delacroix by writing on it with a black marker. The 28-year-old woman was apprehended by an attendant late Thursday after scrawling "AE911" on "Liberty Leading the People", which was on show in the Louvre's recently-opened satellite branch in the northern former mining town of Lens. It was not immediately clear what the slogan meant.
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