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A copy of the Mona Lisa going under the hammer at an auction in Paris

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  • 8th November, 2021 02:42:13 PM
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A copy of the Mona Lisa going under the hammer at an auction in Paris

A faithful copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, dating back more than 400 years, will be placed under a hammer at an auction in Paris on Tuesday. This was months after one of the world’s most famous portraits, sold at record prices, was duplicated again.

The original Leonardo of King Francis I of France, purchased from a painter in 1518, is located at the Louvre Museum in Paris and is not for sale.

However, the copy released around 1600 is so similar to the original that the artist is likely to have close access to the Leonardo version, Artcurial’s auction house said.

The copy is estimated to get between 150,000 and 200,000 euros (173,000 and 230,000 dollars).

“Mona Lisa is the most beautiful woman in painting,” said Matthew Fournier, an Artcurial auction house expert and auctioneer, when the painting was released prior to sale. “Everyone wants to own a high quality version of the Mona Lisa.”

Leonardo emphasized, “He invented the style, so he had fans.” He had believers and impersonators. “

In June, European collectors bought another 17th-century copy of the Mona Lisa for € 2.9 million at an auction in Christie’s, Paris. This is a record of a reproduction of the work.

In 2017, Christie’s New York sold Leonardo’s Salvator Mundy for a record $ 450 million.

 

Source: Agencies