The Mona Lisa Foundation

Compare the Two Mona Lisas

The ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ and the Louvre ‘Mona Lisa’ situated side-by-side and to scale

Move the slider with your mouse to examine the paintings further. Notice the differences, but be sure to identify the striking similarities. Look carefully at the position of the hands, the fabric of the garment, the embroidery near the bust, and the age of the subject. The portraits are approximately eleven years apart, and interestingly, the woman in the Louvre ‘Mona Lisa’ appears to be about a decade older.

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