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“Leda And The Swan”, by Leonardo da Vinci, is one of history’s great art losses. From the surviving copies we can see its beauty, the masterly composition, and the complex emblematic symbolism. Leonardo went beyond the sexual act portrayed until then about this mythic story. The great popularity of this subject n the sixteenth century was due to the fact that it was then more acceptable to depict a woman having an act of copulation with an animal than with a man.