Here’s another interesting theory about my #ancestors that’s being formally postulated: #IsabellaofAragon of #Naples, Duchess of #Milano, was #MonaLisa. (Was she?)
It’s a long, winding road how I arrived at this discovery:
As some of you know, I am a member of the #DAR #DaughtersoftheAmericanRevolution; my paternal #ancestry has been verified and certified.
Most people don’t think to dig far back into their DNA, but I do. I post about my #genealogy finds to also help other descendants learn their #history.
So, my #Lanier- #Bassano descendancy has been confirmed; but then I started wondering who their parents were. 🤔
I learned that the maternal grandmother of my lineal ancestor, #JacopoBassano, was Isabella of Aragon of #Napoli.
From Emilia Bassano literally being Shakespeare to the earliest Bassanos being high-level covert Kabbalists to Mona Lisa, the Bassano bloodline gives myself and other descendants plenty to ponder.
Resources supporting this theory:
2. According to many scholars, Isabella of Aragon was the continual subject of many of #DaVinci's #paintings.
For example, according to this article entitled, “The Mona Lisa #Portrait: Leonardo’s Personal and Political Tribute to Isabella Aragon #Sforza, the Duchess of #Milan” by the International Journal of #Art and #ArtHistory, published by the American Research Institute for Policy Development, more evidence points to Isabella being the elusive woman in the portrait: