Scientist Reveals Earlier Versions of Da Vinci Masterpiece

Scientist Reveals Earlier Versions of Da Vinci Masterpiece

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Tara Bellucci
Oct 1, 2014
(Image credit: via BBC)

French scientist Pascal Cotte discovered two earlier versions of Leonardo Da Vinci's Lady With an Ermine underneath the masterpiece's finished face. The scientist developed a technology that reveals underlying layers of paintings using intense light. The original portrait was ermine-less, then included a small grey one, before the final version with a larger, white animal.

Secrets of Da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine Finally Revealed | Artnet

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