Is there hidden painting beneath Mona Lisa’s smile? SECOND portrait of a woman spotted under Da Vinci’s masterpiece

Her mysterious smile has captivated art lovers for 500 years, but now an expert claims to have revealed a secret hidden underneath Leonard da Vinci’s famous masterpiece.Pascal Cotte, a French engineer who has analysed the painting, says he has discovered another portrait beneath the existing painting by using a technique called reflective light technology.He claims it shows an earlier image of a sitter looking to one side, which may be the original portrait of Lisadel Giocondo, who also known as Lisa Gherardini – the woman who is thought to be the model for the MonaLisa.

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