RESERVED - Portrait Of Beatrice D’Este [After Leonardo Da Vinci]
A truly beautiful early 20th-century chromolithograph after a tempera on panel portrait by Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519). The original work is currently on display in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Museum of Milan and dates to between 1485 and 1500.
Beatrice d'Este was the Duchess of Bari/Milan and was believed to be one of the most attractive princesses of the Renaissance. Her impeccable style won her many admirers throughout Italy and France, and she became a trendsetter of the highest order.
In this exquisite portrait, Leonardo has masterfully depicted the fine details of her sumptuous jewellery, royal dress and ornate headgear. And once again, he’s captured the imagination with another enigmatic smile…
The chromolithograph is housed in an elegant decorative frame that complements the portrait perfectly. A label on the back refers to the Parisian frame-maker H Canville of 88 Avenue de Villiers, so perhaps the print also originated in the French capital.
|Size including frame||
23½” x 17⅔” / 60cm x 45cm
|Year of creation||
c. 1900 - c. 1935
Print in good condition. Frame with various scuffs and paint losses.