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Subjects : Feminine Beauty, Portrait
Keywords : Painting, black art, headdress
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La Belle Ferronière

La Belle Ferronnière is a 62 × 44 cm painting on a walnut panel, painted between 1495 and 1497 and exhibited in the Musée du Louvre in Paris. It is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and his workshop. The painting was first mentioned in 1642 in the royal collections at Fontainebleau, as a work by Leonardo da Vinci depicting "a Duchess of Mantua", named Lucrezia Crivelli. The same collections also held a portrait of a woman in profile, considered throughout the 16th century to be a portrait of "la Belle Ferronnière" (the nickname given to one of Francis I's supposed mistresses). It is generally accepted that these two paintings were confused in the inventory drawn up in 1709 by Bailly. Leonardo's painting, previously considered to be the portrait of a Lady of Mantua, was renamed La Belle Ferronnière. It would then have gone down in history under this name. Vincent Delieuvin, curator at the Musée du Louvre, disagrees. He offers an explanation that has the merit of resolving certain contradictions, notably linked to the fact that the use of the common name "ferronière" to designate the jewel is not attested until the 19th century. In his view, the Louvre's official inventories have always been correct, and there has never been any confusion within the museum. The confusion dates back to the early 19th century. The culprit was the painter Ingres, who made an engraving for reproduction purposes. On this engraving, he mistakenly or conveniently added the words "La Belle Ferronière", [...]


This artwork is a painting from the renaissance period. It belongs to the italian renaissance style.


« La Belle Ferronière » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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