Thursday, January 17, 2008

Mona Lisa Uncovered ?

A German expert believes the woman in Leonardo da Vinci's most famous portrait is Lisa Gherardini, wife of a Florentine cloth merchant named Francesco del Giocondo. Viet Probst, director of the Heidelberg University Library, said the university's handwriting expert had discovered a reference to her identity in a document that belonged to the painting's early owner.