LEONARDO da Vinci
(b. 1452, Vinci, d. 1519, Cloux, near Amboise)

Reverse side of the portrait of Ginevra de' Benci

1474-78
Oil on wood, 38,8 x 36,7 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

The inscription on the band connecting the juniper, laurel and palm branches: VIRTUTEM FORMA DECORAT (Beauty adorns Virtue).




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