Introduction: Beatrice d'Este (June 29, 1475 - January 2, 1497) belongs to the best class of Renaissance women, and was one of the culture influences
of the age; to a great extent, her patronage and good taste are responsible for the splendour of the Castello of Milan, the Certosa of Pavia, and many
other famous buildings in Lombardy. A fresco with her portrait faces da Vinci's Last Supper in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. She is
a central character in E. L. Konigsburg's novel, The Second Mrs. Giaconda, in which Konigsburg credits her for indirectly being the inspiration for
Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Description: Attractive handpainted miniature portrait of Beatrice d'Ester on porcelain, an old piece, probably from 19th century
or beginning of the last century- A rare find these days! The porcelain plaque in great, absolutely mint condition, no chips or cracks or scratches-
engraved with markers mark Swaine & Co, Huttensteinach - as shown - it is German origin, KPM quality. The plaque measures 7"H x 5"W housed in a 10.5"H x 9"W gilt wood
frame. Shipping is FREE within the U.S.