Arts and Culture

Art Expert Claims Discovery of Leonardo Da Vinci's Earliest Work

Italian scholars claim they have unearthed the first known piece by Renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci. "The Archangel Gabriel," a painted glazed tile, was signed and dated by an artist believed to be the 18-year-old Da Vinci. The claim is based on a signature and date painted in the angel's jaw line, barely visible to the naked eye. It reads "Da Vinci Lionardo," with the apparent date of authorship; "1471."