Portrait of courtier
Date: 15th century
Medium: oil on board
Location: Louvre, Paris, France
Dimensions: 62 x 44
This enigmatic painting by Leonardo da Vinci
was given an alternative title, Portrait of an Unknown Woman, in the early 17th century. Allegedly, there is an entire legend related to the depicted lady. It is said that she is the secret lover of Francis I of France. Her husband, according to legend, a master ironworker, after the discovery of this relationship, allows himself to be infected with the disease syphilis. Through his wife, the sexually transmitted infection reaches King Francis himself, thus revenge was completed for the husband of the unknown woman.
Vinci painted picture Portrait of courtier in 15th century. Prevailing color of this fine art print is dark and its shape is portrait. Original size is 62 x 44. This art piece is located in Louvre, Paris, France. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).
He was an important Italian Renaissance
painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician and inventor. He is even considered the greatest humanist of all time. His works are special and innovative thanks to the search of compositional balance, the movement of characters and perspectives achieved by the play of light and colour. He used a distinctive colour blending technique known as sfumato. His attempt to capture the character, mood and expression of people was also significant. Among his most famous works are The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Self Portrait
and of course Mona Lisa,
which is one of the most famous works of art in the history of painting.