Leonardo da Vinci


Cecilia Gallerani c 1473-1536

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Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) The Lady with the Ermine thought to be Cecilia Gallerani, 1496
"Cecilia Gallerani was born around 1473. Very beautiful and famously portrayed by Leonardo in Lady with an Ermine, Cecilia kept a literary salon and wrote Latin verse. She was a true daughter of the Renaissance and became prominent at the court of her lover Ludovico Sforza, called ‘Il Moro’, Duke of Milan. In 1491 however, Ludovico married the very young Beatrice d’Este, the sister of Isabella Gonzaga. In the same year Cecilia gave birth to Ludovico’s son." (Servadio, p. 6)
"Strong-willed Beatrice d’Este insisted that her new husband Ludovic Sforza remove his mistress, Cecilia Gallerani, from court in 1491. Ludovic acquiesced to Beatrice’s demands, but repaid Cecilia by marrying her to a highly placed noble and by giving the couple a palace. Though Cecilia received excellent retirement benefits from Ludovc, her story indicates that life as a mistress could be a degrading and insecure career." (Williams &Echols, 1994, pp. 90-91)
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Women by Leonardo Da Vinci 1452-1519

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Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Woman’s Head
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Portrait of Ginevra Benci
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Female Head

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Mona Lisa, c.1504
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) St Anne c 1508
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) La Belle Ferroniere

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Head of a Woman

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) The Lady with the Ermine (Cecilia Gallerani), 1496

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Head of a Woman

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) possibly La Bella Principessa

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Leda c 1510

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Study for the Virgin of the Rocks

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Head of a Woman Three Quarters to the Left

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Detail Virgin and Child

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Head of a Woman

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Woman’s Head

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Woman’s Profile

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Woman’s Head as Virgin 1508-11

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne & a young Saint John the Baptist Detail

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Study for Madonna with the Yarnwinder c. 1501

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Detail of Angel from The Annunciation

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Study of a Woman c 1487

Leonardo Da Vinci (Italian painter, 1452-1519) Young Lady 1500

Leonardo Da Vinci (Italian painter, 1452-1519) Narcissus 1495

Madonna & Child by Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) Madonna and Child with a Pomegranate

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Virgin & Child with St Anne

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) The Madonna of the Carnation

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Madonna

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) Madonna with the Yarnwinder 1510

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Benois Madonna, 1478

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) Madonna and Child

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) Madonna and Child

5 responses

  1. These are wonderful Helga, and so peaceful faces.. Thank you for sharing xx Sue

    2012/08/19 at 4:11 pm

    • Vielen Dank liebe Sue….ich schreibe deutsch….es fällt mir leichter….ich danke dir für deine treue Freundschaft….ja ich bin auch begeistert von diesen Bildern…einfach wunderbar…ganz liebe grüße Helga xx

      2012/08/20 at 12:55 am

  2. Wowww….wunderbare blog

    Perfektion und Schönheit !!

    2012/08/17 at 12:00 pm

    • Vielen Dank liebe Jussara…ich freue mich sehr über deine schönen Worte, ganz liebe Grüße und danke für deine treue und kostbare Freundschaft…xx Helga

      2012/08/20 at 12:53 am

      • Hallo meine lieben Helga,
        Ihr Blog ist wundervoll.
        Es ist eine beeindruckende Sammlung
        hier die schönsten Kunstwerke.
        Ich wünsche Ihnen eine schöne Woche
        Du bist immer in meinem Herzen,
        hugs ~~Jussara

        2012/08/20 at 9:40 am