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Sofonisba Angusciola, Painter, between 1723 and 1810

  • Sofonisba Anguissola, Italian, 1532 - 1625
  • William Baillie, English, 1723-1810

Mezzotint and engraving printed in black ink on wove paper

  • Plate: 14 1/8 × 9 7/8 inches (35.9 × 25.1 cm) Sheet: 14 1/4 × 10 1/8 inches (36.2 × 25.7 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S37

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Mezzotint
  • Mezzotint
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Portrait
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Engraving (print)
  • England

Signed, in plate, lower right corner: WB [artist's monogram]

Inscribed, in plate, center bottom margin: SOFONISBA ANGUSCIOLA PITTRICE' | Di cui Van Dyk ebbe a dire, avere ricevuto piu Lume' nella pittura da una | CIE CA, che dal suo Maestro. - Vide Vasari Inscribed, lower right: Ipsa pinxit

Oct. 1886, sale, (C. A. Henriques). 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

William Baillie; Sofonisba Anguissola, Sofonisba Angusciola, Painter, between 1723 and 1810, mezzotint and engraving printed in black ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S37.