The Daily Frame

BY Tom LeGro  September 28, 2012 at 10:54 AM EST

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A screen displays scientific tests made on the “Isleworth Mona Lisa,” left, and the Louvre’s version of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece on Thursday. Nina Larson of Agence France-Presse reports:

“What could be an earlier version of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ was unveiled in Geneva along with research hinting the piece was indeed the work of the Italian master, although some experts said the claim was unlikely.

“Carefully pulling back long velvet white drapes, members of the Zurich-based Mona Lisa Foundation revealed what looks like a younger version of the world’s most famous painting to a room crammed with reporters and television cameras.

“Foundation president Markus Frey said the purpose of the event was to ‘present all the evidence showing that the great artist Leonardo da Vinci did in fact paint two versions of the Mona Lisa portrait.’”

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