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Case closed on ‘da Vinci’ art mystery?

September 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Education & Research

A Santa Fe art historian says he has solved an international art mystery by identifying the actual artist whose drawing has been falsely attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. La Bella Principessa (The Pretty Princess), a 13- by 9.5-inch ink-and-colored-chalk-on-vellum drawing, depicts a young woman in profile, her reddish-blond hair braided and bound behind her. Santa Fe art historian Fred Kline believes the same model who posed for Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld’s Half-Nude Female is the model for La Bella Principessa [...]