Italian weekly says new Leonardo painting found
ROME (AFP) - An Italian weekly said in its Friday edition that a new painting by Leonardo da Vinci of Renaissance noblewoman Isabella d'Este has been reliably authenticated with carbon dating.
The portrait, which was believed to have been either lost or never even painted, belongs to an Italian family which kept it in the vault of a Swiss bank, the Sette magazine reported.
It measures 61cm by 46.5cm and depicts the prominent Italian marquess, who was a patron of the arts, in profile.
It is "a faithful transposition of the famous sketch hanging in the Louvre," said Sette, which belongs to the Corriere della Sera daily.