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Early Leonardo da Vinci drawing to get rare showing in artist's home town

Published 04/08/2016

An image showing Leonardo da Vinci's earliest known drawing (Uffizi Gallery via AP)
An image showing Leonardo da Vinci's earliest known drawing (Uffizi Gallery via AP)

Leonardo da Vinci's earliest known drawing will go on display in the artist's Tuscan home town of Vinci in 2019 to mark the 500th anniversary of his death.

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence said it will loan the rarely displayed drawing, titled Landscape Drawing for Santa Maria Della Nave, to the Leonardiano Museum for five weeks, beginning on August 5 2019.

The detailed landscape of the Arno river valley and the Montelupo Castle is the first work by Leonardo to be dated - August 5 1473.

The drawing was last displayed in Milan in a Leonardo exhibit held during the Expo 2015 world's fair.

The work can be displayed for a maximum of 90 days and must then be stored for four years before being shown again.

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