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1. Record Number: 10364
Author(s): Shell, Janice and Grazioso Sironi
Title : Cecilia Gallerani: Leonardo’s Lady with an Ermine [The authors identify the sitter for Leonardo’s portrait as Cecilia Gallerani, the mistress of Duke Ludovico Sforza. It is not the lady’s resemblance to other women in other contemporary portraits but the iconography of the painting that identifies her. She holds an ermine (weasel) because Sforza's emblem was the ermine, or because the Greek word for ermine is “gale” (a pun on the lady’s surname). Cecilia may also have been the model for the pointing angel in Leonardo’s “Virgin of the Rocks.” The Appendix transcribes six Latin documents concerning Cecilia. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Artibus et Historiae , 13., 25 ( 1992):  Pages 47 - 66.
Year of Publication: 1992.

2. Record Number: 10365
Author(s): Bull, David.
Title : Two Portraits by Leonardo: "Ginevra de’ Benci" and the "Lady with an Ermine."
Source: Artibus et Historiae , 13., 25 ( 1992):  Pages 67 - 83.
Year of Publication: 1992.