Saturday, April 04, 2009

Experts unveil new Da Vinci portrait

A previously unknown portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, which shows the artist and inventor as a middle-aged man with long hair, has been found. The painting was discovered in a collection belonging to a family in Basilicata, Italy. Nicola Barbatelli, the medieval historian who found it, said tests showed that it dates to the late 15th or early 16th century, when Leonardo was alive. It will be part of an exhibition of portraits of Leonardo in Vaglio di Basilicata until August.