Magazine doubts da Vinci fingerprint expert

  • July 15, 2010 22:13

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Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452-1519). La Bella Principessa, ca. 1480-90. Black, red and white chalk, pen and ink on vellum, with watercolor additions. Strengthened with oak panel backing. 23.87 x 33.27 cm (9 3/8 x 13 1/16 in.). © Private Collection & Lumiere-Technology

Peter Silverman, the Canadian art dealer who garnered international attention last year after claiming he'd discovered a long-lost drawing by the Italian master Leonardo da Vinci, insists the portrait's new attribution is sound despite troubling questions raised by The New Yorker magazine about the purported Canadian fingerprint expert involved in authenticating the artwork -- Montreal-based restoration specialist Peter Paul Biro, reports the Edmonton Journal.

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