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"Virgin of the rocks" by Leonardo da vinci 1482-3

Virgin of the Rocks, Leonardo da Vinci

Left "Virgin of the Rocks" by Leonardo da Vinci 1482-3. Oil on canvas.

A portrait of Isabella d'Este, Leonardo da Vinci

Below a portrait of Isabella d'Este done around 1500 by Leonardo da Vinci in pastels. This was done in Mantua. There are many copies of this portrait, but it is believed that the one in the Louvre is the original. Note the strange position of the right arm.

Portrait of Isabella d'Este by Leonardo da Vinci, c 1500

Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci

Below the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1505 - 1514. Tempera on a wood panel, restored in oil.

It is said that Leonardo kept this painting by hin always, and would never sell it. He spent three years solidy working on it, and during that time turned town commissions from the Pope, kings and princesses.

So who was she? Well she was the second wife of a fairly obscure Florentine citizen.

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, c.1505 -14

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