PARIS, Nov 5 (Reuters) – A devoted copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa courting from greater than 400 years in the past will go below the hammer at a Paris public sale on Tuesday, months after one other replica of one of many world’s most recognisable portraits offered for a file worth.
Leonardo’s authentic, which French King Francois I purchased from the painter in 1518, may be present in Paris’ Louvre museum and isn’t on the market.
However the copy that’s on sale, courting from round 1600, is so just like the unique that it’s possible that the artist had shut entry to Leonardo’s model, the Artcurial public sale home stated.
It estimates the copy will fetch 150,000-200,000 euros ($173,000-$230,000).
“Mona Lisa is probably the most stunning lady in portray,” Artcurial’ public sale home professional and auctioneer, Matthieu Fournier, stated because the portray went on public show forward of the sale. “Everybody needs to personal a high-quality model of Mona Lisa.”
Leonardo, he confused “had followers, as a result of he invented a mode. He had followers, imitators”.
In June, a European collector purchased one other seventeenth century copy of Mona Lisa for two.9 million euros, a file for a replica of the work, at an public sale at Christie’s in Paris.
In 2017, Christie’s New York offered Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi” for a file $450 million.
Reporting by Noemie Olive; writing by Ingrid Melander; modifying by Giles Elgood