Early Leonardo drawing to be shown in artist’s native Vinci




MILAN (AP) — Leonardo da Vinci's earliest known drawing will go on display in the artist's Tuscan hometown of Vinci in three years to mark the 500th anniversary of his death.

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence on Thursday said it will loan the rarely displayed drawing, titled "Landscape Drawing for Santa Maria Della Nave," to the Leonardiano Museum for five weeks beginning Aug. 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 then must be stored for four years before being shown again.
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