Season 39, Episode 4 Mystery of a Masterpiece
First Aired: January 25, 2012
Examining the work of art sleuths who tackle "cold-case" art mysteries as well as the criminal market in stolen and fraudulent art. Included: cutting-edge imaging analysis reveals a portrait purchased for $20,000 to be a lost work of Leonardo da Vinci, which revalues the painting at than $100 million.
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- Premiered: March 3, 1974
- Rating: None
- Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)