Mona Belle

[Text by Amberle Ferrian]

"Mona Belle" (monabelle.gif, 395x476x2, 6538 bytes), is the fifth in a series of fine Disney fanart drawings by Bob Ito (ito@[...]).

For nearly half a millenium, she has mystified and fascinated millions. Her visage provokes instant recognition the world over, and her fame through the centuries has grown to cultish proportions. But who was she? Was she the wife of a noble of the time? A relative? Perhaps even a concubine? Or was Leonardo Da Vinci himself the model for the Mona Lisa? Bob Ito offers a new theory on the identity of the unknown model which could very well be the answer to it all...

...but probably isn't. :-)

monabelle.gif, entitled "Mona Belle", is what the Mona Lisa might be like if Belle, from Disney's Beauty and the Beast, had been around in the early 16th century to pose for Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece. However, in an act of compassion, Bob did allow her to keep her eyebrows. :-) Could this be Bob's own masterpiece? You be the judge, and let him know, 'kay? :-) Enjoy!

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