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Possible new Da Vinci painting found

By T.K. Randall
August 7, 2012 · Comment icon 16 comments



Image Credit: Leonardo Da Vinci
A painting kept in a Scottish farmhouse could turn out to be a Da Vinci worth over $150 million.
59-year-old Fiona McLaren had been given the painting by her father and hadn't thought much of it until she sent it to be appraised and discovered that it could be an original piece by Leonardo Da Vinci himself.

Experts at Cambridge University and the Hamilton Kerr Institute are investigating the painting in detail to determine how old it is and who painted it.
Fiona McLaren, 59, had kept an old painting in her Scottish farmhouse for decades. She reportedly didn't think much of the painting, which had been given to her as a gift by her father.


Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (16)


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Comment icon #7 Posted by pallidin 10 years ago
With suggested finds like this, it brightens my day just a little against all the darkness in the world. Hope it turns out to be real or from his students.
Comment icon #8 Posted by JGirl 10 years ago
i can't blame her for not caring much for it. rather plain and ugly. i do hope it's worth a bundle for her though.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Lady Kasey 10 years ago
A great discovery, even if it turns out not to be by Da Vinci. I wish the article would have explained the six highlighted indications a little bit (or at all) though, instead of just pointing them out. Here's part of an explanation I found on another article of what those six points mean: There are a number of telltale signs in the McLaren family heirloom that point to da Vinci. For example, aspects of the figures' hairlines, shoulders and toes bare significant resemblance to other da Vinci characters and a fleur-de-lys hidden within the portrait is another typical detail oh his work. More co... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by St. Jimmy 10 years ago
Whoa! I gotta tell my Da Vinci-obsessed girlfriend about it.
Comment icon #11 Posted by sarah_444 10 years ago
Here's part of an explanation I found on another article of what those six points mean: Thanks for posting that. I also remember reading something about another discovered Da Vinci painting found in Italy (I think). They matched some of the paint used in it to the same paint used in the Mona Lisa and at least one other of his paintings.
Comment icon #12 Posted by pallidin 10 years ago
I also remember reading something about another discovered Da Vinci painting found in Italy (I think). They matched some of the paint used in it to the same paint used in the Mona Lisa and at least one other of his paintings. That's outstanding.
Comment icon #13 Posted by sarah_444 10 years ago
That's outstanding. Yeah I thought it was pretty interesting too. I'm not sure what means they would use to actually test the paint, (pretty certain that they wouldn't be scraping off samples to send to a lab) but there was something uncommon about the paint components and they turned out being exact matches. I wonder if they'll test this painting the same way? I'm on my phone now but i'll try to find an article about it tomorrow.
Comment icon #14 Posted by csspwns 10 years ago
how exciting
Comment icon #15 Posted by Opinionist 10 years ago
OHH, no photo?
Comment icon #16 Posted by JGirl 10 years ago
OHH, no photo? the link to the article with the photo of the painting is in the original post on this thread


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