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New da Vinci Found?

Has a new nude painting of Mona Lisa been found? Discovery reports that a newly discovered painting, found within the wall of a private library, “shows a portrait of a half-naked woman with clear links to the famous (and clothed) Mona Lisa.” The pose, positioning of the hands, and the landscape all clearly resemble the Mona Lisa’s. 1845 records note that its owner—a member of Napoleon’s family—bought "the portrait of the Mona Lisa, mistress of Francis I, by Leonardo da Vinci.” It will now undergo scientific and artistic investigation to determine its origins.