Another Mona Lisa

Alleged earlier Mona Lisa by Leonardo unveiled

The Isleworth Mona Lisa on the left, the Louvre's Mona Lisa on the right. A Swiss foundation says the Isleworth Mona Lisa is an earlier version of the painting by Leonardo.
The Isleworth Mona Lisa on the left, the Louvre‘s Mona Lisa on the right. A Swiss foundation says the Isleworth Mona Lisa is an earlier version of the painting by Leonardo. (Mona Lisa Foundation)

I prefer the Isleworth Mona Lisa, probably because she looks more animated, whereas the world-renowned Mona Lisa that hangs in the Louvre looks rather eerie. (I still like the painting though!)

So whether or not the Isleworth was painted by Da Vinci or a student admirer, we’ll now have the opportunity to admire both paintings!