Rare Michelangelo drawing on display at LA's Getty Museum

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Visitors to Los Angeles' Getty Museum have an opportunity this fall to see a brilliant pen-and-ink drawing by Michelangelo that has been out of public view for centuries.

"Study of a Mourning Woman," drawn in the early 1500s, went on display at the Getty Museum on Wednesday. It will remain there until Oct. 29.

After that it will be loaned to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for a Michelangelo exhibition opening in November.

The drawing was acquired by the Getty Museum earlier this year.

It was found in England's famous Castle Howard in 1995, where it had been part of a family collection for centuries.

This is its first museum showing since its discovery.

After the New York show it will return to the Getty next year.

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