Sofonisba Anguissola, 1558
Self-portrait, Sofonisba Anguissola
Self-portrait, zoomed in
13.2 cmSelf-portrait scale comparison13.2 cm

Self-portrait is an Italian Renaissance Oil on Canvas Painting created by Sofonisba Anguissola in 1558. It lives at the Fondation Custodia in France. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Self-portraits and Shaped Canvas. SourceDownloadSee Self-portrait in the Kaleidoscope

During the Italian Renaissance it was rare for women to have access to artistic education, but by 1558 Sofonisba Anguissola had already been apprenticed to two painters of the Lombard school, and traveled to Rome to meet and learn from Michelangelo. At the time of this self-portrait, she was 26 years old. She soon met the Duke of Alba, who recommended her to King Philip II of Spain, and her career exploded.
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Self-portrait, Sofonisba Anguissola

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