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Sofonisba Anguissola

 (c. 1532 - c.1625)
Sofonisba Anguissola was active/lived in Spain.  Sofonisba Anguissola is known for portrait and Spanish court painting.

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Biography   Sofonisba Anguissola


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Sofonisba was a renowned court painter and expert at official portraits. Little is know of few works attributed to Sofonisba, since historical sources and documents do not help to reconstruct the artist's body of work with any certainty.  Some works have been lost or cannot be traced, which means there is problem in reconstructing the Sofonisba catalogue.

There are two drawings known by Sofonisba, which display the painter´s study of facial expressions, "Old woman learning the alphabet mocked by a child", (Florence, Uffizi, Drawings & Prints Cabinet, inv.no.13936F),"Child bitten by a lobster", (Naples, Capodimonte Museum, Drawings & Prints Cabinet, inv.no.1039).  In both cases one can see the natur   ...  Displaying 750 of 1736 characters.

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Portrait of Archduchess Johanna of Austria
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Portrait of Giuliano II. Cesarini, aged 14, with a page
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