LEONARDO da Vinci
(b. 1452, Vinci, d. 1519, Cloux, near Amboise)
Madonna with the Yarnwinderafter 1510
Oil on panel, transferred to canvas, 50 x 36 cm
The painting shows a later version of the 1501 Madonna with the Yarnwinder. Because of its background it is dated to 1516, for the landscape suggests that the Mona Lisa was painted beforehand. The high quality suggests that it was produced in Leonardo's workshop. The history of the panel can be traced back to 1756, when it was sold in France.