Archaeology & History
New Da Vinci portrait uncovered
By T.K. Randall
March 2, 2009 · 4 comments
Image Credit: Leonardo Da Vinci
A previously unseen sketch of a young Leonardo Da Vinci has been discovered underneath some writing on a page of his 'Codex On The Flight of Birds'. The sketch which was drawn some 500 years ago was meticulously restored over several months by gradually removing the black text to reveal the picture underneath.
It sounds like a plot from a Dan Brown thriller but Italian researchers believe they have discovered a previously unknown self-portrait by Leonardo da Vinci drawn when the artist was a young man. The delicate pencil sketch has emerged after being hidden for 500 years in one of the Renaissance genius's most famous manuscripts, Codex On The Flight of Birds, written between 1490 and 1505."
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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