The painting 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.
Looks like a forgery.
That's a big collection.....Too bad they were stashed, art needs to be seen.
She has one hell of a trigger finger!
Not a very appealing painting.
I prefer Leo's Elvis on Velvet.
If this is Da Vinci which I highly doubt not one of his best works by far.
To One and All:
Please read the article before engaging in ill-informed speculation. After reading it, feel free to indulge ;)
Then again, da Vinci and Bach did not binge-watch "Breaking Bad" on Netflix. Nor did they spend their weekends watching NFL football and spending a few hours at Buffalo Wild Wings drinking pumpkin beer and consuming mass amounts of overly seasoned chicken parts.
Fact is, there was much less modern distractions back in 1499 or even 1717. Artists had pretty much all day to perfect their craft.
"Remarkable" because of the questions which automatically come to any inquiring mind regarding the circumstances surrounding the actual "finding" of this work of art.
How was it "found"? By the bank itself? By Swiss authorities? By Nazi war criminal sleuths? By Italian authorities exerting pressure somewhere? By Interpol? By a lowly clerk who handles vault-openings for customers and decided to take a private peek inside? By a rogue member of the "Italian family" itself?
The circumstances surrounding the "finding" of this painting is as speculative as is the identity of the real artist of the Italian noblewoman's portrait.
Looks like a bad postage stamp.