Engraving. 165 x 121mm. 6½ x 4¾". Trimmed to platemark.
Taken from a "Self-Portrait with Clavichord", 1561. Sofonisba Anguissola (c.1532-1625) was an Italian painter of the Renaissance. As a female artist and within a certain class, she could not transcend the contraints of her sex. Despite this setback, she sought to stylise portraiture which in turn led her to be invited to join the Spanish Court, which became the turning point in her career, and King Philip II took a great interest in her future, wellbeing and artwork. She is one of few female artists mentioned in Vesari's "Lives of Artists."
From the Collection of J.S. Bumpus.
[Ref: 17242] £70.00