Art: New Leonardo?

For all Leonardo da Vinci's enduring fame, less than 30 of his paintings (including the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper) have come down to posterity. In the U.S. only two purported Leonardos exist, both of doubtful authenticity.* This week the Detroit Institute of Arts put on display a third painting attributed to Leonardo that has never before been publicly exhibited: The Adoration with Two Angels, presumably done in Leonardo's youth (between 1472 and 1478) while he was still working in Andrea del Verrocchio's studio in Florence.

The Detroit Adoration, a medium-sized (23¾ in....

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