Raphael Sketches the Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa had a very large effect on daVinci's contemporaries, especially Raphael. It can be seen in numerous Raphael paintings that he took large inspirtion from the portrait. His "Yound Woman with a Unicorn" is exremetly similar to the Mona Lisa, with folded hands, three quarter tilt, and mysterious smile. However, he also drew an early version of the Mona Lisa, as noticible differences between the sketch and the final product are evident. 

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circa. 1504

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