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It is known though that later on, Leonardo was requested by the Signorina of Florence to paint a certain picture for Saint Bernard Chapel, in the Public Palace, but what this picture was or whether any of those put forward as it is really the picture in question. By 1482, Leonardo acted as the specially commissioned bearer of a present from the famous Lorenzo il Moro, ruler of Milan (Illustrated Dictionary of Essential Knowledge, p.195). The present itself indicates the favor in which Da Vinci was regarded at court. It was a strangely constructed, yet beautifully sounding instrument which the young ambassador had himself invented and upon which he played with great skill and wondrous sweetness. This mission proved to be one of the most eventful undertakings in Leonardo’s life since it was destined to connect Leonardo. The ruler of Milan valued Leonardo not as a painter but as an engineer and general manager.