Anguissola, Sofonisba
(1527-1625)
   Italian painter noted for religious scenes and especially for portraits. She was the first woman painter to establish an international reputation and to leave behind a significant body of work, and also one of the few not to be trained by a father who was an artist. The daughter of a Piedmontese nobleman, she studied under a respected artist of Cremona. By 1559 King Philip II of Spain invited her to his court, where she became lady-in-waiting and drawing instructor to the queen. Most of her Spanish portraits were later destroyed by fire. Her best-known surviving painting portrays her three sisters playing chess.

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  • Sofonisba Anguissola — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Anguissola (homonymie). Pour les autres membres de la famille, voir : Famille Anguissola …   Wikipédia en Français

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