Although the origins of the "Mona Lisa" are shrouded in mystery, scholars believe that Leonardo da Vinci painted his most famous work after it was commissioned to him by Francesco del Giocondo, a silk merchant from Flore... More »

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Most art historians agree that the woman portrayed in the "Mona Lisa" is Lisa Gherardini. She was the wife of notable Florentine cloth merchant Francesco del Giocondo, from whose name derives one of the painting's altern... More »

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The original "Mona Lisa" is located in the Louvre Museum in Paris. Though Leonardo da Vinci began the famous portrait in Florence, Italy, he probably continued working on it until his death in Amboise, France, at the cou... More »

Leonardo da Vinci undertook the task of painting the Mona Lisa, an oil painting on canvas, as a commission from Francesco del Giocondo, a wealthy Florentine silk merchant. The painting was to be a portrait of Giocondo's ... More »

It is estimated that Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa in Florence, Italy during the years 1503 to 1506. It is further estimated that he continued to work on the piece until the year 1517. More »

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Leonardo da Vinci painted the "Mona Lisa" in the early 1500s. The model is believed to be Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo. This masterpiece also is referred to as "La Gioconda," which is a play on her hus... More »

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The famous painting "Mona Lisa," also known as "La Gioconda," was created by Leonardo da Vinci between the years 1503 and 1506 in Florence, Italy. Although it is not confirmed, the portrait is considered to be of Lisa Gh... More »

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