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Infanta Catalina Micaela, Duchess of Savoy 

- Sofonisba Anguissola (1567)


Self-portrait - Sofonisba Anguissola (1556)

Esther before Ahasuerus - Artemisia Gentileschi (1628-35)

Judith Beheading Holofernes - Artemisia Gentileschi (1620)         

Sleeping Venus - Artemisia Gentileschi (1625-30)     

Self-Portrait - Lavinia Fontana (c.1600)

Self-Portrait at the Clavichord with a Servant - Lavinia Fontana (c. 1577)

Infanta Catalina Micaela de España, Duquesa de Saboya (Madrid, 10 de octubre de 1567 – Turín, 6 de noviembre de 1597).
Catalina Micaela era hija del Rey Felipe II de España y de su tercera esposa Isabel de Valois. Cuando tenía un año de edad la Infanta quedó huerfana de madre y su padre se casaría por cuarta vez en 1570 con la Archiduquesa Ana de Austria quien se convertiría en una auténtica madre para la Infanta Catalina Micaela.
El 18 de marzo de 1585 Catalina Micaela contrajo matrimonio en Zaragoza con Carlo Emanuele I, Duque de Saboya. La Infanta y su esposo se trasladarón a los Estados italianos de los Saboya.
Nunca más volvió Catalina a ver a su familia, dando a su padre los únicos nietos de los que tuvo noticia por la continua correspondencia mantenida entre ambos, aunque nunca tuvo la oportunidad de conocerlos.
Catalina Micaela y Carlo Emanuele de Saboya tendrían 10 hijos juntos. La Infanta murió de parto a la edad de 30 años, lo que provocó una gran tristeza a su padre y precipitó su propia muerte.


Infanta Catalina Micaela of Spain, Duchess of Savoy (Madrid october 10, 1567-Torino, november 6, 1567)

Catalina was daughter of King Felipe II of Spain and his third  wife Isabelle of Valois. Her mother died when Catalina Micaela was one year old and three years later his father married a fourth time to Archduchess Anne of Austria, , who became a real mother to Catalina Micaela.

On 18 march 1585 the Infanta Catalina Micaela married in Zaragoza to Carlo Emanuele I, Duke of Savoy. The Infanta and his husband moved to the italian territories of Carlo Emanuele.

Catalina never saw again her Spanish family, giving his father the only grandchildren of those who had news for continuous correspondence between the two, although he never had the chance to meet them.

She died in 1597 because of a miscarriage at the age of thirty. It is said that her death hastened the end of his father, King Felipe II.

princessofsuffolk reblogged your photo: The Infanta Catalina Micaela of Spain and Portugal…

Wow! That woman was really beautiful (or the painter did her really beauitful).

Sofonisba Anguissola (who arrived in Spain as one of her mother’s ladies and stayed many years at court after her death so may have been partial to her) also painted a beautiful Catalina Micaela (El Prado lists this portrait as a Sánchez Coello work but acknowledges that some maintain this is Anguissola’s)

Catalina Micaela by SA: