The hype had been deafening on the work; the auction sales pitch even compared it to the “Mona Lisa.”
While scholars discovered her identity in 2005, the real ‘Mona Lisa’ has remained a mystery.
By Nick Mafi The Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in August 1911.
from 1923, in reference to an enigmatic smile or expression like that in Leonardo DaVinci's painting. First attested in D.H. Lawrence.
A painting by Leonardo da Vinci of a woman with a mysterious smile. It is one of the most readily recognized paintings in the world.