10 Historical Figures Side by Side Their Live Descendants

Portrait recreations are fun on their own, but the 10 recreations we’re about to share with you are especially fascinating since the models in these recreations are none other than the great-grandchildren of the famous figures depicted in the original paintings. This incredible concept was conceived and executed by British photographer Drew Gardner, whose intention was to showcase the complicated story of lineage and ancestry by dressing up live descendants of famous people and recreating iconic portraits of these people as accurately as possible. The result is this series of compelling side by side portraits titled “The Descendants”.  Learn more about the photographer and his other works on his Website and Instagram Page.

1 The Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci (right) and Irina Guicciardini Strozzi, the 15th great-granddaughter of Lisa del Giocondo, the model of the masterpiece (left)

1 The Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci (right) and Irina Guicciardini Strozzi, the 15th great-granddaughter of Lisa del Giocondo, the model of the masterpiece (left)

2 Napoleon in his study, a portrait by Jacques-Louis David, 1812, (right) and Hugo de Salis, Napoleon’s 4th great-grandson (left)

2 Napoleon in his study, a portrait by Jacques-Louis David, 1812, (right) and Hugo de Salis, Napoleon’s 4th great-grandson (left)

3 Frederick Douglass (left) and Kenneth Morris, Douglass’s 3rd great-grandson (right)

3 Frederick Douglass (left) and Kenneth Morris, Douglass’s 3rd great-grandson (right)

4 Berthe Morisot by Edouard Manet, 1872 (right) and Lucie Rouart, her great-granddaughter (left) 

4 Berthe Morisot by Edouard Manet, 1872 (right) and Lucie Rouart, her great-granddaughter (left) 

5. William Wordsworth, a portrait by William Shuter, 1798 (right) and Tom Wonter, Wordsworth’s 4th great-grandson (left) 

5. William Wordsworth, a portrait by William Shuter, 1798 (right) and Tom Wonter, Wordsworth’s 4th great-grandson (left) 

6 Oliver Cromwell, a portrait by Robert Walker, 1653-1654 (right) and Charles Bush, his 9th great-grandson (left)

6 Oliver Cromwell, a portrait by Robert Walker, 1653-1654 (right) and Charles Bush, his 9th great-grandson (left)

7 Charles Dickens, a portrait by Herbert Watkins, 1858 (right), and Gerald Charles Dickens, his great, great-grandson (left) 

7 Charles Dickens, a portrait by Herbert Watkins, 1858 (right), and Gerald Charles Dickens, his great, great-grandson (left) 

8. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a portrait by Robert Howlett, 1857 (right), and Isambard Thomas, his  3rd great-grandson (left)

8. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a portrait by Robert Howlett, 1857 (right), and Isambard Thomas, his  3rd great-grandson (left)

9. Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, 1800 (left) and Shannon LaNier, Jefferson’s 6th great-grandson (right)

9. Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, 1800 (left) and Shannon LaNier, Jefferson’s 6th great-grandson (right)

10. Emeline Pankhurst (right) and Helen Pankhurst, the women’s rights activist’s great-granddaughter (left) 

10. Emeline Pankhurst (right) and Helen Pankhurst, the women’s rights activist’s great-granddaughter (left) 

A blessed day with peace and joy!

Posted by Cristina David

Autor: "DUMNEZEU este IUBIRE" Blog Crestin Ortodox-- Cristina David

Ma numar printre cei care Il considera pe Dumnezeu Tatal Ceresc si Creatorul tuturor celor vazute si nevazute. Sufletul nostru este o particica din El iar stradania de o viata trebuie sa fie aceea de a nu Il pierde , de a-L avea mereu langa noi. El este Calea , Adevarul si Viata , dar este si Iubire in sensul cel mai inalt , mai inaltator in nemarginirea ei . Fara Dumnezeu orizontul cunoasterii noastre ar ramane foarte limitat iar sufletul nostru s-ar "pipernici" de tot , ca sa folosesc un cuvant intrebuintat in scrierile sale de Sfantul Ardealului , Parintele Arsenie Boca . Acestea le-am aflat de-a lungul vietii mele in timp ce in repetate randuri m-am simtit ridicata cu multa blandete dupa o cadere in valurile ei gata sa ma inec , ajutata apoi sa imi revin ca sa constat o data in plus, neindoielnica Prezenta Divina prin care nimic nu este imposibil a fi atins de cel care crede in El , daca Domnul Voieste stiind ca este spre Binele lui si nu spre pierzania sufletului. In mintea si intentia mea paginile care vor forma acest mijloc de comunicare usor si lesne de accesat vor incerca sa prezinte cititorilor sfaturi de mare folos duhovnicesc desprinse din scrierile sau spusele marilor sfinti parinti si daruitilor duhovnici ai lumii crestin ortodoxe.

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