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ANGUISSOLA, Sofonisba (1527 - 1625), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ANGUISSOLA, Sofonisba (1527 - 1625), Painter

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, female.

Born c. 1527, in Cremona; died 1625 or 1626, in Palermo.

Painter. Portraits.

Sofonisba Anguissola was from an old patrician family of Cremona. She was the oldest of six daughters, who all devoted themselves to the fine arts. She studied painting under the direction of Bernardino Campi and Sojaro and proved herself to be one of the finest portraitists of

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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