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  Leonardo DaVinci
The entire background was darkened, her dress below the ermine was retouched and a transparent veil being worn by the woman was repainted to match the colour of her hair.
An x-ray of this painting revealed the presence of a door in the original background.
The ermine is related to the Russian sable, an animal whose fur is used for the manufacture of very high-quality modern brushes.
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 Lady With An Ermine | Leonardo Da Vinci | Czartoryski Museum | Krakow
'The Lady With An Ermine' came into Polish hands in 1800, after it was bought by the young Prince Adam Czartoryski (later a hero in the fight for Polish independence) during his tour of Italy.
And all said, "The Lady With An Ermine" is a fantastic painting - even though it may not astound today.
When the "Lady With An Ermine" was initially retrieved after the Nazi invasion of 1939, an SS soldier's footprint was found on the portrait.
www.cracow-life.com /poland/lady-ermine-leonardo   (943 words)

  
 Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine" in Krakow
Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine" in Krakow
Lady with an Ermine, Leonardo's Masterpiece in Krakow
The portrait of the Lady with an Ermine was bought by Prince Adam Jerzy Czartoryski in Italy and incorporated into The Czartoryskis’ family collections in 1800.
www.krakow-info.com /dama.htm   (237 words)

  
 JS Online: Sophisticated 'Lady'
She is "Lady with an Ermine (Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani)," painted in 1489-'90 by artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).
Certainly, the story of "Lady with an Ermine" is sufficiently dramatic to keep any curator awake for at least the three or four years it takes to assemble a show of this stature.
In 1809, the princess - an ardent advocate of Polish art and literature - placed "Lady with an Ermine" on display at Gothic House, a small museum she later opened to the public.
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 The Ermine
The ermine is depicted in heraldic symbols, royal gowns, and in significant portraits of the Renaissance.
Ermines are very small animals, only 6 to 12 inches from head to rump, with a long, bushy tail.
However, given the age of Cecilia, and the irony of her name and Lodovico's badge, it is almost undisputable that this is, in fact, an ermine in the portrait.
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  History of Art: The Art of the Portrait - 1420-1670
The ease of her posture is also suggested by the mellow gentleness of her childlike face, and by the manner in which her tightly-combed hair is wound around her chin like the flaps of a bonnet, its spherical rhythm echoed and varied by the double curves of the necklace looped twice around her neck.
The ermine was a symbol of chastity and purity.
An allegory of virtue would hardly seem to support the idea that the lady was a mistress.
www.all-art.org /baroque/portrait6.html   (1559 words)

  
  ► when was lady with an ermine painted
Lady with the Ermine (Cecilia Gallerani) was painted by Leonardo da Vinci in Oil on wood during the The High Renaissance epoch in 1485-1490.
Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine" in Krakow
Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci.
www.faq-site.com /faqs/229/when-was-lady-with-an-ermine-painted.html   (461 words)

  
 Lady with an Ermine - KnowledgeIsFun.com
The Lady with an Ermine is a 1485 painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
Several interpretations of the significance of the ermine in her portrait are possible.
Strictly speaking, the animal in the painting appears to be not an ermine but a white ferret, a type favoured in the Middle Ages because of the ease of seeing the white animal in thick undergrowth.
www.knowledgeisfun.com /L/La/Lady-with-an-Ermine.php   (572 words)

  
 Ozzie's letter
By tradition, the ermine is supposed to be a visual pun on the resemblance of the lady's name, Cecilia Gallerani, to the Greek galeé (weasel, marten-cat, or ferret).
Relative to the lady, it is as long as, and almost as robust as, the small cat depicted in Leonardo's "Madonna with Cat." It would have about fourteen inches of head and body, and perhaps three or four pounds in weight.
Nor is the animal an ermine of the mind, like the comical little creature in William Segar's "Ermine Portrait" of Queen Elizabeth a century later.
govt.claremontmckenna.edu /welliott/family/ozzie.htm   (830 words)

  
 EZGeography - Lady with an Ermine
The Lady with an Ermire is a 1485 painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
When he was commissioned to paint her portrait in 1485, he represented her holding an Ermine either because her name, Galle, means Ermine in Greek or because Ludovico Sforza's emblem was "L'Ermellino".
It is the inspiration for the parody "Woman Holding Ferret" by Leonard of Quirm in the Discworld series.
www.ezgeography.com /encyclopedia/Lady_with_an_Ermine   (191 words)

  
 Leonardo da Vinci: Lady with an Ermine
An object of the greatest rarit, the Lady with an Ermine is a captivating image of exquisite elegance and reveals the artistic genius of Leonardo da Vinci's incomparable creative mind.
The ermine she holds, a weasel in its winter coat, is a highly valued creature, and here it provides the key to understanding the multiple layers of meaning conveyed by the portrait.
The ermine also refers to her character: according to legend, the ermine is too fastidious to dirty it fur.
www.wisdomportal.com /Stanford/LadyWithAnErmine.html   (795 words)

  
 Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine" in Krakow
Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine" in Krakow
Lady with an Ermine, Leonardo's Masterpiece in Krakow
The portrait of the Lady with an Ermine was bought by Prince Adam Jerzy Czartoryski in Italy and incorporated into The Czartoryskis’ family collections in 1800.
krakow-info.com /dama.htm   (237 words)

  
 Ferrets Magazine - FerretsMagazine.com - THE ultimate guide for today’s ferret owner.
However, the ermine spots were used as a symbol on heraldry to portray ermine fur.
If this is the case, calling the animal an ermine would have been important to the portrait -- the Greek word for ermine is galee, and would have been a pun on her name, Gallerani.
The ermine also refers to her character, because the animal was said to be so clean that it would not allow its coat to be dirty.
www.animalnetwork.com /ferrets/detail.aspx?aid=21240&cid=3853&category=   (453 words)

  
 MFAH Exhibitions
Leonardo´s Lady with an Ermine depicts Cecilia Gallerani, mistress of Ludovico Sforza, the duke of Milan.
To Leonardo the ermine was a symbol of moderation and purity.
The animal is also a pun on the sitter´s surname, because the Greek word for ermine (galee) is similar to the Italian "Gallerani." In addition, the ermine also serves as an emblem of the duke, having been endowed with the Order of the Ermine in 1488.
www.mfah.org /exhibition.asp?par1=1&par2=3&par3=98&par6=3&par4=503&lgc=4¤tPage=1   (411 words)

  
 Movie Info for Lady in Ermine on MSN Movies
The Lady in Ermine was based on the Rudolph Schanzer-Ernest Wellisch operetta of the same name.
Central to the plotline is a portrait, hanging on the wall of the castle, of Mariana's great-grandmother, "The Lady in Ermine," who sacrificed her virtue to save her husband in a previous war.
The film was remade by Ernst Lubitsch as That Lady in Ermine (1948) with Betty Grable as the star.
entertainment.msn.com /movies/movie.aspx?m=84031   (203 words)

  
 Czartoryski
She was the Duke's mistress; young and beautiful (she was only 15 years old), Cecilia played music and wrote poetry.
When he was commissioned to paint her portrait in 1496, he represented her holding an Ermine either because her name, Galle, means Ermine in Greek or because Ludovico Sforza's emblem was "L'Ermellino"
When Ludovico Sforza married Isabella D'Este Cecilia had to leave the Palace but took the portrait with her.
www.czartoryski.org /lady.htm   (119 words)

  
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The glowing and luminous Lady with an Ermine, Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, (c.
Olga Boznanska's Two Boys (1903) is an example of the celebration of the Polish national spirit, while Jan Matejko's Stanczyk, the King's Jester, (1862) presents the clown as a tragic personification of civic conscience, a representative of the Commonwealth and the causes of its fall.
Poland's efforts over the past 50 years to recover and restore national treasures that were stolen or displaced during World War II—including Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine—add poignancy and power to Leonardo da Vinci and the Splendor of Poland.
www.thinker.org /fam/press/press.asp?presskey=110   (841 words)

  
 Leonardo da Vinci
The painting "Lady with an Ermine" is generally thought to be a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, the current mistress of Duke Ludovica Sforza (1451-1508), called "the Moor" because of his dark hair and skin.
It is speculated that while her skin and the ermine are definitely by Leonardo, it's possible that Ambrogio Predis, with whom Leonardo was staying in Milan, did some of the rest of the painting.
This is an exquisite painting of a very beautiful, intelligent and powerful young woman who knew how to survive in the prevailing milieu and keep the attention of a powerful noble figure.
beststudentviolins.com /leonardo.html   (651 words)

  
 Gruppo bancario Credito Valtellinese
Anyway, the Lady is looking elsewhere from the public, apparently at someone who belongs to her world and not to ours.
While we are sure we know so much about the lady that we can even guess who she is turning her eyes to, the ermine seems to imply a series of references and meanings that are not enough to solve the enigma of this little animal.
The Lady with an Ermine and portraits in the period between the XV century and XVI century in Milan
www.creval.it /gallerie_en/eventi/dama_significati.htm   (483 words)

  
 POLISH NEWS - Art Page - Leonardo Goes To Milwaukee.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The painter's intent was to inspire the faithful with fear of eternal damnation, and to invoke deep religious reflection and contemplation.
Numerous museum buildings were destroyed and their collections, the Lady with an Ermine among them, were methodically plundered and sent to the Third Reich.
As the result of numerous institutional transformations and new economic and legal regulations the directors are faced with the necessity of adapting the functioning of their museums to the demand of a market economy.
www.polishnews.com /fulltext/galery/2002/galery43.shtml   (4289 words)

  
 Resnick, Mike. Lady with an alien; an encounter with Leonardo da Vinci Kliatt - Find Articles
Lady with an alien; an encounter with Leonardo da Vinci.
Mario's pet, an ermine-like creature from another planet, has escaped through time too, and da Vinci is quite taken by the strange little animal.
It is this pet who becomes the "ermine" in da Vinci's portrait, cleverly disguised by the master.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0PBX/is_5_39/ai_n15390275   (288 words)

  
 Lady with an Ermine on go to Krakow. on 43 Things   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lady with an Ermine on go to Krakow.
The Lady with the Ermine had appeared in Herr Frank’s office unexpectedly one morning in June of 1942.
She had an impeccable history with no previous political activity or standing, no family alive, and a college degree in German.
www.43things.com /entries/view/1958008?reply_to=1700986&page=0   (485 words)

  
 Resnick, Mike. Lady with an alien; an encounter with Leonardo da Vinci Kliatt - Find Articles
Lady with an alien; an encounter with Leonardo da Vinci.
Mario's pet, an ermine-like creature from another planet, has escaped through time too, and da Vinci is quite taken by the strange little animal.
It is this pet who becomes the "ermine" in da Vinci's portrait, cleverly disguised by the master.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0PBX/is_5_39/ai_n15390275   (288 words)

  
 Artonline
Her surname seems to allude to the Greek word for the ermine, galè, which she holds in her arms.
The ermine was also the symbol that Ludovico chose for himself in 1489.
The painting is a typical example of a Leonardesque portrait from this period in which his interest for the dynamism of the figure is evident, and exemplified in the three-quarter pose.
www.artonline.it /eng/opera.asp?IDOpera=9   (277 words)

  
 Cecilia Gallerani with an Ermine crispus attucks Cecilia Gallerani with an Ermine
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When he was commissioned to paint her portrait in 1485, he represented her holding an ermine either as a pun on her name (the Greek for ermine is galay) or because Ludovico Sforza's emblem was "L'Ermellino", though it is also read as a symbol of purity.
www.find-ask.com /Encyclopedia/C/Cecilia_Gallerani_with_an_Ermine/Cecilia_Gallerani_with_an_Ermine.html   (440 words)

  
 Lady with an Ermine - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
Lady with an Ermine - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
The Lady with an Ermine is a painting done by the Human Leonardo da Vinci in the late 15th century in Europe on Earth.
The painting was also found among the relics in Kathryn Janeway's da Vinci holodeck program.
www.memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Lady_with_an_Ermine   (78 words)

  
 CGFA- Leonardo da Vinci
Portrait of Ginerva de' Benci, 1474, National Gallery at Washington D.C. Study of the Heads of an Old Man and a Youth, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.
Drawing of an Assault Chariot with Scythes, National Library at Turin.
Portrait of Cecilia Gallarani (Lady with an Ermine), 1485, Czartoryski Museum at Cracow.
cgfa.sunsite.dk /vinci   (124 words)

  
 Barnes & Noble.com - Books: Lady with an Alien, by Mike Resnick, Paperback
In a somewhat convoluted conclusion, Resnick, a Hugo Award-winning sf author, proposes that the pale, rodentlike critter in da Vinci's painting Lady with an Ermine (reproduced on the front cover) was Leonardo's sly homage to Mario's pet alien.
A preface and afterword celebrate Leonardo's genius and explain Lady with an Ermine's provenance; further end matter includes a time line, a fl-and-white reproduction of Mona Lisa, and images from Leonardo's sketchbooks.
Grade 6-9-The premise of Lady is that as Leonardo is painting Lady with an Ermine, which began as a portrait of the Duke of Milan's mistress, Cecelia, and her cat, he is interrupted when he finds a blue, ferretlike animal in his studio.
search.barnesandnoble.com /booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?r=1&EAN=0823004198   (664 words)

  
 Leonardo da Vinci
Lady With An Ermine - dimensions 54.8cm × 40.3cm - is painted on walnut board, in oil, by methods of glazing.
It is thought he painted her with the ermine motif - a symbol of chastity, with a subtle link between 'Gallerani' and the Greek word for ermine, 'galé' - while she was still sixteen years old.
No formal record exists of the whereabouts of Lady With An Ermine until the end of the 18th century.
www.phespirit.info /pictures/patchwork/p007_info.htm   (416 words)

  
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Lady with an Ermine : Leonardo da Vinci
“Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine was returned to the Czartoryski Collection after the war by Polish Monuments officer Major Karol Estreicher, MFAA officer Lt. Frank P. Albright and two unidentified American GIs.
The Lady with an Ermine was among many Polish treasures, including the Veit Stoss altar, which departed from Germany for the return home in late April 1946.
www.rescuingdavinci.com /DaVinci/ermine.aspx   (286 words)

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