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La Joconde nue

2019-06-24 19:50:02
Not to be confused with Monna Vanna (painting).
Monna Vanna, Cartoon, musee Conde.jpg

La Joconde nue or Monna Vanna is a 1514-1516 charcoal drawing with white highlights by the school of Leonardo da Vinci. It is a semi-nude portrait of a woman. The position of the subject's hands and body are almost identical to that of Leonardo's Mona Lisa, leading some experts to suggest this work may be a preparatory drawing for the famous painting.[1] These experts identify this as an exceptionally fine work by a left-handed master, leading to speculation that this is the work of Leonardo himself. [1] It is now in the musée Condé.


  1. ^ a b "Nude 'Mona Lisa' may be by Leonardo, say experts".