‘Earlier version’ of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa unveiled
A SWISS foundation unveiled what it said was an earlier version of the Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci.
Before carefully pulling back long velvet white drapes to reveal a radiant painting of what looks like a younger version of the Mona Lisa displayed in the Louvre, the Zurich-based Mona Lisa Foundation said it had evidence the work had indeed been executed by the Italian master.
“Historical evidence suggests that Leonardo da Vinci left unfinished an earlier portrait of Mona Lisa in which she is flanked by side columns,” the foundation said in a statement.
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