Polish Ministry of Culture bought “Lady with an Ermine” from a private owner
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland bought a collection of paintings, which includes painting of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Lady with an Ermine”.
Note that in Poland this work of the famous artist is the only one written by his hand. It was created at the end of the XV century by order of the Duke of Milan.
In addition, negotiating the purchase of the collection took place in 1991 and only in 2016 were unsuccessful. The purchase price is not disclosed.