What comes into my Filipino mind of the name Ginebra is not the same Ginebra I ran into in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.  This time the name is associated with refinement and beauty.

Aside from the name, the fact that this portrait of Ginebra de Benci/Ginevra de’ Benci was created by Leonardo da Vinci of which his Mona Lisa portrait is more known have made this painting stand out in my memory of that visit.


By her expression, looks like there is more to this lady than what we physically see



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