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Manner of Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1900

Mona Lisa

Lot Closed

July 8, 01:32 PM GMT


8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot Details


Manner of Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1900

Mona Lisa

oil on canvas, unlined

unframed: 79.1 x 54.6 cm.; 31⅛ x 21½ in.

framed: 96.4 x 71.9 cm.; 38 x 28¼ in

Private collection, Germany, for at least a generation;
On the art market, Germany, 2020;
From whom acquired by the present owner.

This image, perhaps the most famous in the world, finds its source in Leonardo da Vinci's iconic portrait in the Louvre, thought to depict Lisa Gherardini, the wife of the Florentine silk merchant Francesco Giocondo.1 The original, painted on a poplar panel, is a mature work by Leonardo that represents the culmination of his artistic achievements.

Other, 17th-century, copies have sold at Sotheby's New York, 31 January 2019, lot 171 for $1,695,000 and Sotheby's Paris, 19 November 2019, lot 3, for EUR 552,500.

1 https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010066723