Friday Pictures – Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625)


Portrait of the artist’s sister Minerva Anguissola



Self Portrait 1554 The book reads: “Sophonisba Angussola virgo seipsam fecit 1554” or Sophonisba Anguissola, a virgin, made this herself in 1554.



Self Portrait 1556 The Latin inscription reads: “Sophonisba Angussola virgo ipsius manu ex speculo depictam Cremonae” or Sophonisba Angussola, virgin of Cremona, has depicted herself with the aid of a mirror.

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