Portrait Group with the Artist’s Father Amilcare Anguissola and her Siblings Minerva and
- Sofonisba Anguissola (Italian, 1532 – 1625)
- Oil on Canvas, 157 x 122 cm
- 1558 – 1559
- Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Denmark; acquired 1873
Born into an aristocratic family in Cremona, the oldest of seven children, Sofonisba Anguissola was an artistic prodigy. In her lifetime, her talent was noted by Michelangelo, Vasari
Learn more about Anguissola’s painting Portrait Group with the Artist’s Father Amilcare Anguissola and her Siblings Minerva and
Upcoming Exhibition featuring Sofonisba Anguissola:
In celebration of its 200th anniversary, Madrid’s Prado museum has announced an exhibition of works by two Renaissance women artists, Lavinia Fontana
Books about Sofonisba Anguissola
Sofonisba Anguissola: The First Great Woman Artist of the Renaissance, by Ilya Sandra Perlingieri (Rizzoli, 1992)
Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman who Painted the Renaissance, by Donna Di Giuseppe (Bagwyn Books, 2019)
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