Describe what you see in Fig. 18. What historical events could Hübner be referring to in this allegorical vision of the nation?

Q.:- Describe what you see in Fig. 18. What historical events could Hübner be referring to in this allegorical vision of the nation?

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Answer:-

The painter depicted Germania as a fallen woman with the crown and standard thrown aside because German people’s hopes to be united under one monarch (King Friedrich Willhelm IV) were dashed as he rejected their demand in 1848. The artist, Julius Hubner, depicted Germania in a forlorn state due to this rejection by the king. It symbolized the loss of hope. The crown and standard are symbols of the monarchy, which have been cast aside.