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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.

1 posted on 10/04/2013 1:28:39 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Looks like a forgery.


2 posted on 10/04/2013 1:32:46 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Red Badger
in a private collection of 400 works kept in a Swiss bank by an Italian family who asked not to be identified.

That's a big collection.....Too bad they were stashed, art needs to be seen.

3 posted on 10/04/2013 1:33:37 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: Red Badger
That Leonardo guy sure could draw.
Don't know about that "lost" painting though.
4 posted on 10/04/2013 1:38:45 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Red Badger
Wait until they find his sketches of the Turin Shroud.

:-) :-)

6 posted on 10/04/2013 1:45:24 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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She has one hell of a trigger finger!


9 posted on 10/04/2013 1:52:18 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Red Badger

Not a very appealing painting.


14 posted on 10/04/2013 2:04:30 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Red Badger

I prefer Leo's Elvis on Velvet.

17 posted on 10/04/2013 5:09:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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If this is Da Vinci which I highly doubt not one of his best works by far.


19 posted on 10/04/2013 5:44:28 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Red Badger

To One and All:

Please read the article before engaging in ill-informed speculation. After reading it, feel free to indulge ;)


25 posted on 10/06/2013 4:06:48 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Red Badger
Back in those days, you really had a lot of time to dedicate to your craft. People don't draw and paint like da Vinci anymore and nobody writes cantatas like Johann Sebastian Bach.

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.

27 posted on 10/06/2013 7:21:50 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Red Badger; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum
Remarkably, the writer lazily does not elaborate on his statement that "the painting was found in a private collection of 400 works kept in a Swiss bank vault by an Italian family who asked not to be identified."

"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.

Leni

30 posted on 10/06/2013 7:55:30 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Red Badger

Looks like a bad postage stamp.


31 posted on 10/06/2013 12:29:42 PM PDT by pabianice
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