Garnier-Thiebaut, La Dame A L'Hermine, Canard Jacquard Kitchen / Tea Towel
Famous timeless image of "Lady with an Ermine" by Leonardo da Vinci. Towel is in blue / green shades.
See companion towel, "Femme A La Perle, Bleu" (Girl with a Pearl Earring).
About Da Vinci's Painting
Leonardo da Vinci, "Lady With an Ermine" (c. 1489–91). French scientist Pascal Cotte astounded art historians with a major discovery about Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece Lady With an Ermine (1489-90). Until recently, it had been assumed that da Vinci’s composition had always included the white ermine, but Cotte’s investigation revealed that the Italian artist actually painted the work not in one, but in three clearly differentiated stages.
The Lady With an Ermine is a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, an alluring young woman from the Milanese court who was a favorite mistress of Ludovico Sforza, the married Duke of Milan. The duke, who was da Vinci’s patron and champion for 18 years, was nicknamed “the white ermine”.