Mona Lisa Copy To Go Under The Hammer In Paris Auction

A faithful copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa dating from more than 400 years ago will go under the hammer at a Paris auction on Tuesday, month after another reproduction of one of the world’s most recognisable portraits sold for a record price.

Leonardo’s original which French King Francois I brought from the painter in 1518, can be found in Paris’ Louvre museum and is not for sale.

But the copy that is on sale, dating from around 1600, is so similar to the original that it is likely that.

It estimates the the copy will fetch 150,000 – 200,000 euros ($173,000 – $230,000).