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Lady with an Ermine

Lady with an Ermine is an oil painting on panel and it was painted between 1488 and 1490. It is one of the most interesting paintings Leonardo ever made from both a historiographical and technical standpoint.

It is reasonable to assume that this portrait was commissioned by Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan.
The person portrayed here (Cecilia Gallerani, Ludovico’s young lover) is not viewed from the front or the side as in traditional portraits of the time period. Instead, she is seen in a three-quarter view, with her face and gaze turned to the right.
L3 Collection
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