A duplicate of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa fetched practically $3.4 million at an public sale in France on Friday (native time).
As NHK World studies, the portray offered at a web based public sale by Christie’s public sale home in Paris for practically ten instances its estimate.
The replica, believed to have been painted within the early 1600s, some 100 years after the Mona Lisa, hangs within the Paris Louvre.
Leonardo da Vinci created his work on wooden panels, whereas the duplicate is on canvas.
The copy has been dubbed the “Hecking Mona Lisa” after French artwork collector Raymond Hecking, who purchased it from an antiques store within the Nineteen Fifties, reported NHK World.
Hecking put quite a lot of effort into making an attempt to show his acquisition was the truth is Leonardo’s actual work.
The public sale home’s Pierre tienne stated that international artwork specialists could not have thought-about Hecking’s work to be the true Leonardo, however the last bid set a document for reproductions.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is among the most recognizable and well-known artworks on the planet, and probably the most replicated and reinterpreted.