Someone call Dan Brown: French painting experts have discovered faint drawings on the back of Da Vinci’s painting “The Virgin and Child With St. Anne” at Paris’ Louvre Museum, including a sketch of a skull. Intrigue abounds!


After the art experts began studying the circa 1500 painting, an oil on wood, a conservator from the Paintings Department discovered two barely visible drawings on the back of it — a horse’s head and a partial skull.

Closer scrutiny also revealed another sketch showing the infant Jesus with a lamb.

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