Women Artists of the Renaissance

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Elisabetta Sirani
Italian painter, 1638-1665

Elisabetta Sirani was the daughter of Giovanni Andrea Sirani of the School of Bologna. By the time she was 17, she was a successful painter and engraver with over 90 works. And although she died at only 27, she had completed over 170 paintings, 14 engravings and many drawings. She had a very rapid working method, and art lovers from all over visited her studio to see her at work. Sirani's portraits and mythological and religious paintings are her most famous, and she had many wealthy patrons.

Artcyclopedia page for Elisabetta Sirani: Works at museums, galleries and image archives worldwide.

Madonna and Child (drawing)

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