Mona Lisa

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  • Mona Lisa
  • Lisa del Giocondo
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Title

Mona Lisa
Lisa del Giocondo
View: Detail, face

Subject

portrait

Description

The identity of the sitter was for many years uncertain, but Vasari’s claim that the lady in the portrait was ‘M[ad]o[n]na Lisa’, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo (hence the alternative name of ‘La Gioconda ’ or ‘La Gioconde’), was confirmed in 1991 with the publication of the 1525 death inventory of Leonardo’s assistant of 30 years, Gian Giacomo Caprotti, who seems to have been in possession of a number of his master’s works, including this portrait (see Shell and Sironi). In 1495 Lisa Gherardini (b Florence, 1479) married Francesco del Giocondo, an important figure in the Republican government.

Creator

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, 1452-1519)

Source

Description: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Date

ca. 1500-1507 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

publicDomain

Format

oil paint on panel (poplar)
77 cm (height) x 53 cm (width)

Type

painting (visual work)

Identifier

leon053x.jpg

Coverage

Musée du Louvre (Paris, Île-de-France, France) INV 779; 1st arrondissement; Purchased by François I in 1518
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, 1452-1519), “Mona Lisa,” Institute Images Online, accessed November 19, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2895.

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