In France found a sketch of a naked woman, which, experts say, could be the outline for the “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci. Portrait drawn with charcoal and known as “Monna the bath” from 1862 was in the musée condé in the Palace of Chantilly.

It was also thought that the portrait of a naked woman was painted in da Vinci’s workshop, but not by him. However, after a series of examinations the staff of the Louvre came to the conclusion that the picture could use a hand myself a great artist.

According to Mathieu Delica specialist who carried out the study, “Mona Lisa” and “Mona bath” are almost the same size, also on the similarity of the portraits indicates the image of the face and hands.

“It’s not a pale copy (“Mona Lisa” — ed.). What we see was created simultaneously with the “Mona Lisa” closer to the end of his life da Vinci” — says Geldik. In his opinion, the sketch of a naked woman was used for the preparation of the work oil .

‘Mona Lisa nude sketch’ found in France

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The expert of the Louvre Bruno Moten, in turn, noted that the hatching in the upper right corner of the work was done right-handed, while the famous Italian painter painted with his left hand. In this regard, he advised the professionals to be “extremely careful” in the estimates.

Analyse de la Joconde nue au @c2rmf avec Bruno Mottin, conservateur du @c2rmf et @mathieudeldicqu conservateur du @chantillydomain

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“Mona Lisa” or “Mona Lisa” painting by Leonardo da Vinci, which was painted in 1503-1505 year. According to the most popular version, this is a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of silk merchant from Florence Francesco del Giocondo.