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Elisabetta Sirani

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

Lasting Impressions: Women Printmakers in Early Modern Italy

Posted: July 26, 2017
Category: Elisabetta Sirani
With household names such as Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Tiepolo dominating museums, it would be easy to believe there were no women artists working in Italy during similar time periods. Though...
An etching shows people standing by a house or temple with columns. In the middle of the image, Christ and a woman are situated. They are facing each other.

Curator's Travelogue: Women Artists of Bologna

Posted: November 10, 2011
Category: Elisabetta Sirani
In this series of blog posts, NMWA Curator of Book Arts Krystyna Wasserman recounts a recent trip to Europe: The focus of a journey could be the exploration of a...
A woman with light skin tone stands in a richly brocaded red dress, her right hand reaching down to pet a small, white dog. Adorned in jewelry, she wears flowers in her hair, parted in the center. The pelt of a small mammal, its head encased in a jeweled holder, hangs from her heavily decorated belt.

Artist Spotlight: Elisabetta Sirani

Posted: December 23, 2009
Category: Elisabetta Sirani
Learn more about Italian artist Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665), whose work Virgin and Child (1663) is featured in the NMWA collection.
A young, light-skinned, brunette woman gazes down lovingly at the plump baby she holds on her lap. She wears a loose, tan turban, vivid blue cloak, and red dress with white sleeves. The light-skinned child returns her gaze, leaning back to crown the woman with a circlet of roses.