Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) completed The Last Supper in 1498. The painting depicts the final meal shared by Jesus Christ and his twelve disciples before Christ’s crucifixion. The painting is one of the most well-known paintings in the world and has been extensively studied by art historians because of its photographic realism and mastery of human emotion displayed through gestures and facial expressions. The original painting is located in the refectory of the Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery in Milan, Italy; however, there are many copies in other locations around the world. The painting measures 460 cm × 880 cm (180 in × 350 in). The painting has been studied and analyzed by art historians over the years and has undergone several restoration efforts. The painting was damaged when it was stolen in 1911 but has since been recovered and is currently in good condition and is on display to the public. It is considered by many to be one of Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest masterpieces. The painting is an important part of Italian cultural heritage, as can be seen from its inclusion in multiple exhibits throughout the world.