Leonardo's Self-Portrait Exceptionally on View in Rome

Jul 17, 2015 726

If you're in Rome this summer, don't miss the rare chance to admire Leonardo da Vinci's iconic self-portrait, for the first time on display at the Capitoline Museums, starting today.

Normally preserved in the vault of the Royal Library of Turin, and rarely visible to the public, the delicate portrait, thought to be drawn around 1510, when Leonardo was about 60, is the result of an "exceptional loan", unlikely to be repeated, due to the fragility of the masterpiece and the subsequent difficulty in transporting it.

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Source: http://www.italymagazine.com/

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