Clapham's giant Mona Lisa

A 14-metre high easel featuring the Mona Lisa was installed in Clapham Common this morning after the Leonardo Da Vinci painting was voted Britain's favourite portrait of all time.

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Huge Mona Lisa displayed in Clapham Common

14-metre high easel of the Mona Lisa stands in Clapham Common.
14-metre high easel of the Mona Lisa stands in Clapham Common. Credit: Supplied

A 14-metre high easel featuring the Mona Lisa was this morning installed in Clapham Common after the Leonardo Da Vinci painting was voted Britain's favourite portrait of all time.

The artwork stands at double the average height of a two-storey house - the largest ever easel to be displayed in Europe. The five by seven metre canvas comprises 84 individual self-portraits.

Workers use a cherry picker to install the canvas of Mona Lisa.
Workers use a cherry picker to install the canvas of Mona Lisa which is 85 times larger than the original. Credit: Supplied

The artwork was created by Brighton-based multimedia artist Quentin Devine after being commissioned to launch Sky Arts' Portrait Artist of the Year competition.