Artibus et Historiae no. 22 (XI)1990, ISSN 0391-9064
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DAVID ALAN BROWN - Leonardo and the Ladies with the Ermine and the Book
The conception of Leonardo da Vinci's cartoon of Isabella d'Este in the Louvre is examined, first by contrast to the artist's psychological rendering of the Lady with the Ermine (Cecilia Gallerani) in Cracow, and then in light of Isabella's cultural aspirations, which lent a classical aura to her portrait.