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Mona Lisa copy from 1600 sells for USD 242,634 in Paris auction

Reuters | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Paris
Nov 10, 2021 10:28 AM IST

The auction house, Artcurial, had estimated the Mona Lisa copy, dating from around 1600 and looking strikingly similar to the original, would fetch 150,000 to 200,000 euros.

A faithful copy of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," one of the world's most recognisable portraits, sold for 210,000 euros ($242,634) at a Paris auction on Tuesday.

'Mona Lisa' copy from 1600 sells for USD 242,634 in Paris auction(REUTERS)
'Mona Lisa' copy from 1600 sells for USD 242,634 in Paris auction(REUTERS)

The auction house, Artcurial, had estimated the copy, dating from around 1600 and looking strikingly similar to the original, would fetch 150,000 to 200,000 euros.

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Leonardo's original, which French King Francois I bought from the painter in 1518, can be found in Paris' Louvre museum, drawing huge crowds to see its enigmatic smile.

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.

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