Poland to buy Da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine'

Painting entitled 'Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani' (The Lady with an Ermine) by Leonardo da Vinci at the National Gallery in LondonPoland’s culture ministry is expected Thursday to buy a private art collection worth two billion euros that includes Leonardo da Vinci’s “Lady with an Ermine”. Currently owned by the Princes Czartoryski Foundation and housed at the National Museum in the southern city of Krakow, the collection numbers thousands of items. In addition to the da Vinci, which is insured for about 350 million euros ($365 million), its other big names include a Rembrandt and drawings by Renoir.

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