1600 copy of Monalisa sold for US$ 242,634 in Paris auction
Nov 11, 2021
A faithful copy of Leonardo da Vincis "Mona Lisa", one of the worlds most recognizable paintings, has sold for 210,000 euros ($242,634) at a Paris auction on 9 November.
The auction house, Artcurial, estimated that the copy, dating from about 1600 and looking basically identical, would fetch between 150,000 and 200,000 euros.
Leonardos original, which the French king François I bought from the painter in 1518, can be found at the Louvre Museum in Paris, which draws huge crowds to see its mysterious smile.
In June, a European collector bought another 17th-century copy of the "Mona Lisa" at Christies in Paris for 2.9 million euros, a record for a reproduction of the work.
In 2017, Christies New York sold Leonardos "Salvator Mundi" for $450 million.