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Lady with an Ermine

painting by Leonardo da Vinci

Lady with an Ermine (Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani) (Italian: Dama con l'ermellino [ˈdaːma kon lermelˈliːno]; Polish: Dama z gronostajem) is a painting by Leonardo da Vinci. It was painted between 1489 and 1490. The subject of the portrait is Cecilia Gallerani, the mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. Leonardo was in the service of the Duke at the time the portrait was painted. The ermine was a symbol of purity for Leonardo. Lady with an Ermine is displayed in the Czartoryski Museum, Kraków, Poland.

Lady with an Ermine
Italian: Dama con l'ermellino, Polish: Dama z gronostajem
The Lady with an Ermine.jpg
ArtistLeonardo da Vinci
TypeOil on wood panel
SubjectCecilia Gallerani
Dimensions54 cm × 39 cm (21 in × 15 in)[1]
LocationNational Museum, Kraków, Poland


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