Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci, 1452–Amboise, 1519)
Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo
known as the Mona Lisa (Monna means “lady” in ancient Italian) or La Joconde in French
Oil on wood (poplar)
H. 0.79 m; W. 0.53 m.
Acquired by François I in 1518
Department of Paintings
Denon wing, 1st floor
Mona Lisa room, Room 6
Renaissance specialist Vincent Delieuvin is the curator in charge of 16th-century Italian art in the Department of Paintings at the Musée du Louvre. He organized the exhibition “Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice” in 2009, followed by “Late Raphael” in 2012. He has focused particularly on Leonardo da Vinci, with several articles and the exhibition “Saint Anne, Leonardo da Vinci’s Ultimate Masterpiece,” organized to celebrate the restoration of the painting.
- Masterpieces, Accessible Visitor Trail
- The Da Vinci Code, between Fiction and Fact
- Italian Renaissance
- Masterpieces, in Search of Ideal Beauty
Multimedia Division – Mediation and Cultural Programming Department, Musée du Louvre
Advice, texts, and scientific validation: Vincent Delieuvin, curator in charge of 16th-century Italian painting in the Department of Paintings at the Musée du Louvre.
Project supervision: Stéphanie Orlic
Project design, rewriting, and management: Stanislas Weyd
Graphic design, production: Opixido
Documentary and picture research: Chrystel Martin, Virginie Fabre, and Gabrielle Baratella
English translation: Sally Laruelle
Japanese translation: Daisuke Shimoyama and Yoko Mishima
Translation coordination: Benjamin Rouxel
Japanese version quality control: Lina Nakazawa-Piras
French voice: Vincent Delieuvin
English voice: Mark Jane
Japanese voice: Yoshio Omiya
For the photo credits, please see the “Resources” section.
© Musée du Louvre, October 2014
This project was supported by eni.