Why is the 'Mona Lisa' in The Louvre, as opposed to being in Italy?
#126618. Asked by george48. (Aug 18 12 7:38 AM)
The painting was with him in Amboise, France, with Leonardo da Vinci when died and was inherited along with his other effects by his pupil. Bought by King Francis I it was subsequently given to King Louis IV. See the first two paragraphs in 'History' in these links:
The Mona Lisa may very well be one of the most famous paintings in the world. Her mysterious smile captures the attention of people from around the globe. How much do you know about the mysterious Mona Lisa?
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