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Renaissance Revival Porcelain Miniature Plaque of Beatr

Renaissance Revival Porcelain Miniature Plaque of Beatr


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Miniatures: Pre 1920: Item # 1051867
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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- Marked with Firenzie Italian mark, as shown, it is Italian origin, KPM quality. The plaque measures 3-3/8"H x 2-6/8"W housed in a 9"H x 7"W gilt wood frame. Shipping is FREE within the U.S.