‘Mona Lisa’ copy goes under the hammer for 210,000 euros at auction in Paris

PARIS, November 9 (Reuters) – A faithful copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, one of the world’s most recognizable portraits, was sold for 210,000 euros ($ 242,634) at an auction in Paris on Tuesday. Read more

The auction house, Artcurial, had estimated that the copy, which dates from around 1600 and looks strikingly like the original, would bring in 150,000 to 200,000 euros.

Leonardo’s original, purchased by the French king Francois I from the painter in 1518, can be found in Paris’ Louvre Museum and attracts large crowds to see its enigmatic smile.

A visitor looks at a copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, which will go on auction on November 9 at the Artcurial auction house in Paris, France, on November 5, 2021. REUTERS / Noemie Olive

In June, a European collector bought another 17th-century copy of the “Mona Lisa” for 2.9 million euros, a record for a reproduction of the work, at Christie’s in Paris.

In 2017, Christie’s New York sold Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi” for $ 450 million.

($ 1 = 0.8655 euros)

Reporting by Ingrid Melander Editing by Chris Reese and Jonathan Oatis

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