Could This Be The Mona Lisa's Prequel?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Art experts this week are claiming that they have found an early version of Leonardo da Vinci's wryly smiling beauty, Mona Lisa, reports The Daily Mail.
The work, dubbed the Isleworth Mona Lisa, was reportedly discovered by English art collector Hugh Blaker in Isleworth, London shortly before World War I. Though slightly larger than Leonardo's famous portrait, the subject in the Iselworth became famous for its striking resemblance to Lisa del Giocondo, sparking years of debate as to whether Blaker had discovered Mona Lisa's prequel, ABC News reports.
Now, nearly one hundred years later, the not-for-profit Mona Lisa Foundation has announced that it will reveal "historical, comparative and scientific evidence" that will prove that the long-speculated treasure is indeed the handiwork of the 16th century master. The group is citing the research of Professor Professor Alessandro Vezzosi, director of his own art museum in Vinci, Italy, and emeritus professor Carlo Pedrett
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