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SIRANI, Elisabetta (1638 - 1665), Painter, engraver, draughtswoman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
SIRANI, Elisabetta (1638 - 1665), Painter, engraver, draughtswoman

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Italian, 17th century, female.

Born 8 January 1638, in Bologna, in 1628 according to some sources; died 28 August 1665, in Bologna, murdered.

Painter, engraver, draughtswoman. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits.

Elisabetta Sirani's father, Giovanni Andrea Sirani, was her first master. She showed remarkable natural aptitude from a very early age and began painting for the public in 1655. She is noted in particular

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