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Portrait of Ginevra de Benci. The painting by Leonardo Da Vinci
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Portrait of Ginevra de Benci

This portrait of a 15th-century aristocrat from Florence is the only example of Da Vinci’s artwork currently in the Americas, being now in possession of the National Gallery of Art, in Washington DC. The master produced it around the years 1474 and 1476, and it is one of the only 17 surviving paintings credited to him.

Its subject matter, the titular Ginevra de Benci, is said to have been a lady of the Florentine aristocracy who garnered both respect and admiration for her intellect. The daughter of a banker, her portrait is believed to have been commissioned to Da Vinci near the time of her marriage at the age of 16. Different from other portraits painted by him, in this one the model has a grave, almost sulking expression, which, coupled with the dating of the painting, could raise some questions about her willingness to marry.

Like most women of her time, Ginevra has her eyebrows shaved. Her curly hair falls in golden locks over the sides of her face, and her clothing is portrayed in its minimum details, down to the golden button on her gown and the golden filigrees which border the cleavage of her dress. What is quite unorthodox for the time is for the lady to be represented outdoors, when usually her contemporaries would have been represented in the sheltered confines of their quarters, with the distant landscape visible only through an open window.

Her background itself is of interest since her golden locks are framed by the spiky leaves of a juniper plant, which not only represents chastity, the most important virtue of a 15th century Florentine lady but also puns with her name, as the plant is called ginepro in Italian. Also in the background is where Da Vinci’s technical innovation shines, for he obscures the entire background employing the sfumato technique which, even though it was not his creation, was perfected by the master.

Other innovative aspects of this painting are the pose, as the three-quarters pose was still not commonly used for portraits. The use of the artist’s fingers to smooth out the paint would have been an innovation as well, creating the effect of Ginevra’s alabaster skin, to the extent that closer inspection of part of the painting will reveal Da Vinci’s fingerprints stamped on the paint.

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