Portrait of Juana of Austria and a Young Girl

The Portrait of Juana of Austria and a Young Girl is a full-length portrait executed by the Italian sixteenth-century artist Sofonisba Anguissola. It was one of Anguissola's first paintings after arriving at the Spanish court, where she was official painter to the queen of Spain, Isabel de Valois. In a letter to the artist Bernardo Campi, she said that the painting was for the Pope, who was then Pius IV.[1][2]

Portrait of Joanna of Austria with a Young Girl
Sofonisba Anguissola - Portrait of Juana of Austria with a Young Girl, 1561.jpg
Year1561–1562
Dimensions194 cm (76 in) × 108.3 cm (42.6 in)
LocationIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum
OwnerIsabella Stewart Gardner Edit this on Wikidata
Accession No.P26w15 Edit this on Wikidata

Juana of Austria (1535–1573) was the Queen Regent of Spain, and daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.

The Portrait of Juana of Austria and a Young Girl is in the collection of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, United States.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cole, Michael Wayne, 1969- (11 February 2020). Sofonisba's lesson : a Renaissance artist and her work. Princeton. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-691-19832-3. OCLC 1108816930.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ The rule of women in early modern Europe. Cruz, Anne J.,, Suzuki, Mihoko, 1953-. Urbana. 2009. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-252-03416-9. OCLC 246893165.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "Juana of Austria and a Young Girl | Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum". www.gardnermuseum.org. Retrieved 2020-04-25.