STANHOPE, NJ – In 1417 Leonardo DaVinci painted a portrait that remained hidden from public view for almost 600 years. In 2007 the portrait was discovered. Five years of testing and expert testimony confirmed it as a real DaVinci. Join local artist David Rush at the Louise Childs Branch Library in Stanhope on Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m. to learn the history of this lost treasure. Where it was created. Why is was hidden. And the fascinating science that confirmed it was real.

You will also be able to view David Rush’s rendition of the portrait first-hand. This program is free and open to the public but space is limited. Register through the Events link at or by calling the Louise Childs Branch at 973 770-1000.