Simultaneously, it is believed that both pictures were painted in the same atelier by Da Vinci. The painting hanged in the museum for many years, but a recent restoration of the museum led to the discovery.
Using infrared light, it was found that there was an Italian landscape hidden at the background. It is believed that the painting was done at the same time when Da Vinci was painting and the artist could be Francesco Melzi, one of Da Vinci’s favourite pupils.
“When you look at the copy, you can imagine that was exactly how Mona Lisa looked like in the sixteenth century”. Said Mr.Finaldi, the curator of the museum.