Swiss seize alleged Leonardo portrait for Italian probe

February 10, 2015 5:56 PM

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Italian authorities have ordered the seizure from a Swiss bank vault of a portrait attributed to Leonardo da Vinci that they say was illegally removed from Italy.

Italian financial police said Tuesday that Swiss authorities had seized the portrait of a Renaissance-era noble woman, Isabella D'Este, that a lawyer had been negotiating to sell for 95 million euros ($107 million).

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