It's good to see so much attention being paid to this iconic painting in the news lately. Question is, do we think there is a second, earlier Mona Lisa. 10 to 15 years younger.
We've listened to the experts. We've done our own research. Do we think this is an earlier work?
No. da Vinci was a fiddler. Always trying something new and changing it. No evidence of this on the earlier work. Our conclusion is that this is an earlier work - done by a "student" of da Vinca's.
Just our opinion.
|Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, ca. 1503–1519|
Oil on poplar, 77 cm × 53 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris