Sofonisba Anguissola

1527-1625 Italy-Renaissance

 

Brief Biography-Sofonisba Anguissola came from Cremona Italy. Her five sisters were also artists, Sofonisba being the most successful of them. She met Michelangelo when she visited Rome who introduced her to Spanish Nobility. In Madrid, she became lady in waiting to the Queen and later was appointed court painter to the King. Her paintings consisted mostly of portraits. She retired with her second husband in Palermo Sicily where she received a visit from Van Dyck who admired her work. She died and was buried in Palermo in 1625. She was known to be the first female artist to receive international fame followed by Artemisa Gentileschi 1593-c1556.

 

 

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Alessandro Farnese

Alessandro Farnese

A Young Woman

A Young Woman

Diane

Diane d'Andouins and her daughter

Bianca

Bianca Ponzoni Anguissola

Juana

Juana of Austria with a Young Girl

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

The Artist's Family

The Artist's Family

I Clara

Isabella Clara Eugenia

Isabella

Infantin Isabella Clara Eugenia

Bernardino Campi

Bernardino Campi Painting sofonissba Anguissola

The Chess Game

The Chess Game

M Stampa

Massimiliano

Old Woman

Old Woman Studing the Alphabet with Laughing Girl

Children with Dog

Three Children with dog

Infanta Catalina

Infanta Catalina Micaela

Margarita

Margarita of Savoy with Dwarf

A Couple

Portrait of a Couple

Minerva

Minerva Anguissola

Queen Elisabeth

Queen Elisabeth of Spain

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

Philip II

The Prado Philip Two

circle of

circle of portrait of a boy holding a tennis racket and ball