the renaissance woman

Sofonisba Anguissola (Italian, 1532–1625)
The Artist’s Sister Minerva Anguissola, ca. 1564
Oil on canvas

Anguissola was the first woman artist of the Renaissance to establish a major reputation as a painter. In 1559, she was invited to serve as court painter to King Philip II of Spain, for whom she worked for more than a decade.

Milwaukee Art Museum