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Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, known as La Joconde or Monna Lisa

Dated: Date of creation / manufacture: 1st quarter of the 16th century (1503 - 1518)
Author: Leonardo da Vinci (Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, aka Leonardo da Vinci) Italy, School of
Inventory number: Main number: INV 779 Other inventory number: MR 316
Collection: Department of Paintings
Artist / maker / School / Artistic center: Leonardo da Vinci (Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, aka Leonardo da Vinci) (Vinci (Florence), 1452 - Amboise, 1519) Italy School of

Description

Object name / Title: Title: Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, known as La Joconde or Monna Lisa
Description / Features:

Physical characteristics

Dimensions: Height: 0.77 m; Width: 0.53 m
Materials and techniques: oil on wood

Places and dates

Dated: 1st quarter of the 16th century (1503 - 1518)

History

Object history: Begun around 1503 for Francesco del Giocondo, Florentine gentleman (1460-1539); ? Cloux, 1517 (cited by Béatis, ed. Chastel, 1986, p. 104); ? acquired by François Ier, 1518 (Jestaz, Revue de l'Art, 1999/4).
Collector / Previous owner / Commissioner / Archaeologist / Dedicatee: Francis I Giocondo, Francesco del
Acquisition details: former royal / crown collection
Acquisition date: date: 1518
Owned by: State
Held by: Louvre Museum, Department of Paintings

Index

Category:
Location of object | Current location: Denon, [Painted] Room 711 - Room of the Mona Lisa, Room 711 - (Room of the States)
Exhibitions: Exceptional loan, Moscow (Russian Federation), Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, 06/15/1974 - 07/28/1974, stage of a traveling exhibition,Exceptional loan, New York (United States), Metropolitan Museum of Art, 02/07/1963 - 03/04/1963, stage of a traveling exhibition,Exceptional loan, Washington (United States), National Gallery of Art, 10/01/1963 - 03/02/1963, stage of a traveling exhibition,Exceptional loan, Tokyo (Japan), Metropolitan Museum of Art, 04/16/1974 - 06/11/1974, stage of a traveling exhibition

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