SOFONISBA ANGUISOLA, ink and watercolor

SOFONISBA ANGUISOLA, ink and watercolor in my journal. This is a sketch of her painting: Self-Portrait with the Virgin and Child. Sofonisba was born in 1532. Her father sent samples of her work to Michelangelo, who invited her to work with him.  After a few years in Florence, she was invited to the court of Felipe II and Isabel de Valois, King and Queen of Spain.

Sofonisba was married at 38 . After her husband died, she fell in love and married again, at 47. She continued painting all over Europe,  up till a few days before her death at 93, in 1625. You can read the novelized version of her life in  Lynn Cullen's The Creation of Eve.