Wikipedia text :
Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault. For centuries it had been debated whether Leonardo had actually had the time or inclination to develop the sketch into a painted portrait. After seeing the drawing he produced, the Marquesa wrote to the artist, imploring him to produce a full-blown painting. But shortly afterwards he embarked on one of his largest works, The Battle of Anghiari on the walls of Florence’s town hall, and then, in 1503, started working on the Mona Lisa. Art historians had long believed he simply ran out of time — or lost interest — in completing the commission for Isabella d’Este. Now it appears that he did in fact manage to finish the project — perhaps when he encountered the aristocrat, one of the most influential female figures of her day, in Rome in 1514.
Author’s reply :
Here we go again, another load of stupidity dumped on our ignorance. How can so much ignorance be transformed into words of wisdom. A 16th century writer named Racine said in one of his plays: ‘Who are these snakes hissing above our heads’ Most definitely, these snakes are trouble makers because, I know exactly who the woman is, who she married and the whole story of her life. And my evidence is so far from the above statements it is not funny. Primarily, the woman in question is not Italian. She is not Isabella d’Este, certainly not! And Da Vinci has never been in her presence, let alone spoken to her. I am presently testing a new theory which makes me believe, her and her siblings have been Leonardo Da Vinci’s mistresses. Who said Da Vinci was homosexual? Please find that guy and lock him up far away from any means of communication with the public whatsoever. The youngster that Leonardo surrounds himself with is his adopted son and his friend. The question is, any idea who the adopted son his? Well, this kiddo was threatened by his mother’s husband, who couldn’t stand being duped by his wife. Do you know who that is? Not Yet? Where have you been when I launched my book’ Mona Lisa’s Mad Love Affair’. Alright, I’ll give you a hint. The lady in the portrait recently found is the Queen of England, married to Henry VIII and her name is: Catherine of Aragon. The following extract from Wikipedia is gross;
Wikipedia text :
Portrait of a Young Fiancée, also called La Bella Principessa (English: "The Beautiful Princess"), is a portrait in colored chalks and ink, on vellum, of a young lady in fashionable costume and hairstyle of a Milanese of the 1490s. Sold at auction in 1998 as an early 19th-century German work, some experts have since attributed it to Leonardo da Vinci. In 2010 one of those experts, Martin Kemp, made it the subject of his book La Bella Principessa. The Profile Portrait of a Milanese Woman – The Story of the New Masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. Evidence discovered in 2011 accounting for its provenance has strengthened the case for it being by Leonardo. The attribution to Leonardo da Vinci has been disputed. Most of those who disagree with the attribution to Leonardo believe the portrait is by an early 19th-century German artist imitating the style of the Italian Renaissance, although recent radiocarbon dating tests show a much earlier date for the vellum. The current owner purchased the portrait in 2007. Reflecting the subject of an Italian woman of high nobility, Kemp named the portrait La Bella Principessa, although Sforza ladies were not princesses.
Author’s reply :
Is it that easy to lie! Once more, I give you the Queen of England, Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Isabella of Castile, and now, look at the lady with ermine by Leonardo D Vinci, it is her again, the same person. The same hairdo with the same retainer around the head as the woman with ermine by Leonardo Da Vinci.
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