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13/05/2021

Elizabeth II in the 26th century

Will she suffer the same fate as the Milanese Duchess Isabella of Aragon?

We do not know, what the 26th century will look like. Many things can happen, many things and information can get lost. What if nobody in that century had ever heard about our famous English Queen Elizabeth II and had no knowledge at all what she looked like? But there would still be one portrait of her (Fig. 1) that survived to this time. Will Elizabeth II suffer the same fate as the Milanese Duchess Isabella of Aragon (1470-1524) (Fig. 2), the most famous woman of the Italian Renaissance, and be degraded to a merchant's wife? In contrast to the famous portrait of Isabella of Aragon, still called "Mona Lisa", there are no symbols of her dynasty attributed to her photo so that she can easily be identified.

Fig. 1: Will the art historians of the 26th century identify the English Queen Elizabeth II also as "a merchant's wife"?
Fig. 2: The Milanese Duchess Isabella of Aragon, depicted in the official mourning dress of the Sforza Duchesses, in summer 1489
Neu: Wer ist Mona Lisa?
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Wer ist Mona Lisa? – Identifizierung einer Unbekannten mit Hilfe historischer Quellen

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Die Frauen der Sforza I: Bianca Maria Visconti – Die Stammmutter der Sforza

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