Mysterious ‘secret drawings’ by Leonardo da Vinci found hidden beneath famous painting | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Mysterious ‘secret drawings’ by Leonardo da Vinci found hidden beneath famous painting

It uncovered Leonardo's initial designs for the angel and the infant Christ, with "significant differences to how they look in the finished painting", experts said.

The National Gallery in London - which is preparing an "immersive exploration" of work by the Renaissance master - has undertaken scientific research into The Virgin Of The Rocks.

Experts spent months using imaging techniques on the "abandoned" 1508 composition.

"Both figures are positioned higher up in the drawing, while the angel, facing out, is looking down on the infant Christ with what appears to be a much tighter embrace," the National Gallery said.

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