Ginevra de’Benci (Detail) ca. 1474-78 Ginevra de’ Benci was one of the most gifted intellectuals of her time. Historians generally consider the portrait was commissioned to celebrate the occasion of her marriage to Luigi Niccolini. She was seventeen; he was twice her age. Unlike Leonardo’s other portraits of women, this lady looks sulky, unforgiving and haughty; this is emphasised by the slightly smaller cast of one eye, making her look withdrawn.
Germany, a seldom seen version of old Saint Nicholas, well detailed composition face looks out from under his snow flecked lichen hood, arms folded with green paper tree, lighter color banding outlines cuffs and coat lining borders, black composition boots stand on snowy platform, separates at base of coat for candy retrieval. 9 1/2" h. (Pristine Cond.)
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, is a relatively new dog breed that was engineered as attack dogs for use in military Special Operations done by the Czechoslovak Special Forces commandos but were later also used in search and rescue, schutzhund, tracking, herding, agility, obedience, hunting, and drafting in Europe and the United States. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is more versatile than specialized. It is quick, lively, very active, and courageous.