‘New evidence’ on Mona Lisa model

Posted on January 19, 2007 

‘New evidence’ on Mona Lisa model

An Italian art historian says he believes he has found the last resting place of the woman behind Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa painting.

Most experts agree that it is Lisa Gherardini – the wife of a wealthy merchant in Florence.

But Giuseppe Pallanti now says records from the time show that she died aged 63 in July 1542 and was buried in a now dilapidated convent in Florence.

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