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Lady with an Ermine
Italian: Dama con l'ermellino, Polish: Dama z gronostajem
The Lady with an Ermine.jpg
Artist Leonardo da Vinci
Year 1489–90
Type Oil on wood panel
Dimensions 54 cm × 39 cm (21 in × 15 in)
Location National Museum, Kraków, Poland

Lady with an Ermine (Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani) (Italian: Dama con l'ermellino [ˈdaːma kon lermelˈliːno]; Polish: Dama z gronostajem) is a painting by Leonardo da Vinci. It was painted between 1489 and 1490. The subject of the portrait is Cecilia Gallerani, the mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. Leonardo was in the service of the Duke at the time the portrait was painted. The ermine was a symbol of purity for Leonardo. Lady with an Ermine is displayed in the Czartoryski Museum, Kraków, Poland.


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