A buff sketch of the Mona Lisa?
Hands and body are like painting
THIS nude sketch bearing a striking resemblance to the Mona Lisa may have been drawn by Leonardo da Vinci, experts believe.
The charcoal image had been attributed to the artist’s students.
But researchers at the Louvre in Paris, home to world’s best-known painting, found the hands and body are almost identical to those in Leonardo’s early 16th-century masterpiece.
It is also almost the same size as the Mona Lisa and holes around the figure suggest it may have been used to trace it on to a canvas.
It could take two years, however, to finally confirm if it is da Vinci’s work.
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