Lady with an Ermine

All Titles

  • Lady with an Ermine
  • Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine
  • View: Detail, the ermine or ferret

Dublin Core

Title

Lady with an Ermine
Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine
View: Detail, the ermine or ferret

Subject

allegory; portrait; rulers and leaders; Sforza family; ermine; stoat; ferret

Description

The sitter has been identified with reasonable security as Cecilia Gallerani who was the mistress of Leonardo's employer, Lodovico Sforza, known as Lodovico il Moro. The nature of Leonardo’s engagements at the Sforza court is unclear in the 1480s. The portrait should be dated, on new evidence, to ca. 1490-1491.

Creator

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, 1452-1519)

Source

Description: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Date

ca. 1490-1491 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

publicDomain

Format

oil paint on panel
21 in (height) x 15 in (width)

Type

painting (visual work)

Identifier

leon051.jpg

Coverage

Czartoryski Collection (Cracow, Ma?opolskie, Poland); Kraków, Muzeum Czartoryskich, 19 ?w. Jana Street
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, 1452-1519), “Lady with an Ermine,” Institute Images Online, accessed November 19, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2893.

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