Krakow researcher says she’s solved part of a mystery surrounding “last Leonardo’ portrait
Recent research into a portrait by Leonardo da Vinci that spent up to 500 years in Poland before stunning the art world when it reemerged in the 1990s has revealed it was taken from a book. CE Report quoting The First News
Hailed as the “Last Leonardo” and the art find of the century, the mysterious 13-inch-tall portrait of a Florentine child bride with a Mona Lisa-esque smile was part of a an album titled La Sforziada when it arrived in Poland in the early 16th century.
The image in chalk and ink on a calfskin vellum, and now safely stowed away in a Swiss bank vault, hit the world’s headlines when it was proved several years ago that it was a work by da Vinci.
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