Italian court rules against lending Da Vinci artwork to France

Italian court rules against lending Da Vinci artwork to France

An Italian court has blocked the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's famed Vitruvian Man sketch to the Louvre in Paris, ahead of an exibition marking the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.

IN PICTURES: France and Italy mark 500 years since Da Vinci’s death

IN PICTURES: France and Italy mark 500 years since Da Vinci’s death

Mystery of ‘Salvator Mundi’, the world’s most costly painting

Mystery of ‘Salvator Mundi’, the world’s most costly painting

Italy nationalists mull refusing Da Vincis to Louvre

Italy nationalists mull refusing Da Vincis to Louvre

Mona Lisa’s smile decoded: science says she’s happy

Mona Lisa’s smile decoded: science says she’s happy

France needs €15 million to buy rare Da Vinci sketch

France needs €15 million to buy rare Da Vinci sketch

Lost Da Vinci sketch ‘worth €15 million’ found in France

Lost Da Vinci sketch ‘worth €15 million’ found in France