If we compare the landscape of the Mona Lisa with other paintings by Leonardo, we notice his habit of presenting human figures against a background representing the history of creation. The figures are placed in front of wild-looking landscapes featuring long mountain ranges bordered by natural lakes.
- Madonna of the Carnation, a.k.a. Madonna with Child (c. 1475)
- The Virgin of the Rocks (c. 1499)
- The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne (c. 1503–1519)