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Imelda Marcos, former first lady of the Philippines and the owner of a famously massive shoe collection, turns out to have also briefly been in possession of an early 19th-century Goya canvas. The artwork somehow vanished from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), apparently never to be seen again, until much of the shoe queen's property was seized by the Philippine government in 2014.

When the museum initially acquired "The Marquesa of Santa Cruz as a Muse" from the Duke of Wellington dynasty in 1965, it was buzzy enough to earn a feature in "Time" magazine.

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