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Portrait of a Musician

Portrait of a Musician

Leonardo da Vinci's Portrait of a Musician is a depiction of an unidentified man.

Painted in 1490, Portrait of a Musician was eventually purchased by Ezio Auditore da Firenze and placed in the gallery at the Villa Auditore.[1] The painting was later lost during the Papal attack on Monteriggioni, led by the Templar Cesare Borgia.[2]

Six years after the attack on Monteriggioni, in 1506, Ezio - whilst looking for a kidnapped Leonardo - learned that the Portrait of a Musician held part of a map identifying the location of the Temple of Pythagoras, and that the painting was in the possession of a man named Patrizio, an old flame of Lucrezia Borgia, who intended to sell it to Ercole Massimo; Ezio eventually managed to steal the painting back.[3]