From the Daily Telegraph in Britain:
Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault
It was lost for so long that it had assumed mythical status for art historians. Some doubted whether it even existed.
By Nick Squires, Rome
3:32PM BST 04 Oct 2013
The painting, which depicts Isabella d’Este, a Renaissance noblewoman, was found in a private collection of 400 works kept in a Swiss bank by an Italian family who asked not to be identified.
It appears to be a completed, painted version of a pencil sketch drawn by Leonardo da Vinci in Mantua in the Lombardy region of northern Italy in 1499.
The sketch, the apparent inspiration for the newly found work, hangs in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
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