Leonardo Da Vinci’s . .
Ginevra De Benci!


TITLE: LEONARDO DA VINCI'S GINEVRA DE BENCI PORTRAIT.

DATE: 1473

DA VINCI'S AGE: 21




PATRON: Ginevra de' Benci

She was an aristocrat.






PAINTING USED FOR: Portrait.


 

 Leonardo Da Vinci Painting: Ginevra De Benci!.jpg


~ Ginevra de' Benci - Portrait by Da Vinci! ~

:Leonardo’s first known portrait painting!


The bottom of the painting, which contained Genevra’s arms and hands, was removed due to damage of the painting.

 

 

SUBJECT MATTER:

Leonardo was commissioned to commemorate Ginevra's wedding to a person called Luigi Niccolini.




TYPE: Oils on Poplar wood

SIZE: 38.8 × 36.7 cm's


 

PRESENT LOCATION:

The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA.






INFORMATION:

Leonardo placed Genevra in front of a juniper bush as in Italian, ‘juniper’ is a pun on her name, ‘Ginevra De Benci.’




MORE INFORMATION:

The Juniper bush also symbolized chastity, an especially respected quality at the time.


 

Leonardo Da Vinci’s: Ginevra De Benci Portrait! - Underside.jpg


~ Ginevra de' Benci - Portrait by Da Vinci! ~

:Underside of the portrait.


 

AUTHENTICATION:

Completely the work of Leonardo Da Vinci.






 

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Updated: 09/FEB/08 19:51 GMT

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