Mona Lisa copy to be shown in London

Sir Joshua's Mona Lisa

Dulwich Picture Gallery in London will be displaying a copy of the Mona Lisa owned by Sir Joshua Reynolds that was formerly disputed as the Leonardo original. Scientific tests revealed however that it was painted on Baltic oak felled after 1602, a hundred years after Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, which is now in the Louvre. It is, however, an exceptionally fine copy - and retains some bright colours that have long since faded from the original. It will hang with some rarely-seen paintings also from Reynolds's collection, that Dulwich Picture Gallery's founders bought at the artist's studio sale after his death.

The exhibition will run from the 10th October 2006 until 11th February 2007

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD
Tel: 0208 693 5254
Open Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday 11 am - 5 pm
(Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays)
£4; Seniors £3; Children, Disabled, Students and Friends of the Gallery are free.

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