Henry F. Pulitzer

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Henry F. Pulitzer was an art collector and connoisseur. He is also referred to as being a media mogul.[1] He was the owner of the Pulitzer galleries in London and Bern, Switzerland.

Pulitzer was at one point involved with the Isleworth Mona Lisa,[2] which he acquired from the estate of Hugh O. Blaker by selling his Kensington estate and all its contents. In 1966, he wrote and published a book, Where is the Mona Lisa? in which he presented the case that this painting was the unfinished portrait of Lisa del Giocondo by Leonardo da Vinci.[3]

However, due the fact that Pulitzer was the owner of the painting, his arguments were seen as self-serving and the painting was not even examined by the experts of the time.[citation needed]


  1. ^ ZEIT ONLINE GmbH, Hamburg, Germany (2011-06-16). "Kunstmarkt: Sie lächelt, als wär sie es wirklich | ZEIT ONLINE". Zeit.de. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  2. ^ "London's Monad". Monalogue.org. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  3. ^ Henry F. Pulitzer, ‘Where is the Mona Lisa’, 1966