Sofonisba Anguissola: ‘Portrait of a Lady in White Satin’ by Marco Tanzi

In this publication, Professor Marco Tanzi, a leading authority on 16th- and 17th-century Cremonese painting, delves into Sofonisba Anguissola’s enigmatic Portrait of an Unknown Noblewoman. Tanzi presents a thorough analysis of the portrait by unravelling Anguissola’s early artistic style, cultivated both in Cremona and at the court of King Phillip II in Spain. Departing from the conventional narratives around Anguissola, which are often rooted in a somewhat fictionalised biography of the artist, this book provides a fresh and factual insight into lesser-known aspects of her artistic production and the rich history behind this vibrant portrait.

Sofonisba Anguissola: ‘Portrait of a Lady in White Satin’ is a dual-language publication in English/Italian and is available for purchase here.