Portrait of Elena as a Nun, (1551) Southhampton City Art Gallery.

Self Portrait with a Book, signed and dated (1554) Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna.

Self Portrait in Miniature (pendant with letter symbols) (1554), Museum Fine Arts, Boston.


Boy Bitten by a Crayfish (c. 1554) influenced another Michelangelo, Michelangelo da Caravaggio, who used it decades later to execute his Boy Bitten by a Green Lizard. Museo di Capodimonte, Naples.

The Chess Game (1555) Museum Narodow Poznan, Poland. By 1600, Chess Game is at the Roman estate of Fulvio Orsini. Cat. 43.

Girl Laughing at Nanny Reading (1555) Uffizi Gallery, Drawings and Prints, Florence.

Self Portrait with Braid in Hair (oval), Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan.

Self-Portrait of Sofonisba Anguissola, Accademia, Florence.

Portrait of a Dominican Astronomer, upside down signature hidden in the notes, (1556) Collection of Gino Calligaris, Terzo d’Aquileia, Cremona Cat. 21.

Portrait of a Soldier, (1558?) at the Accademia Carrera, Bergamo is an unattributed 16th century portrait in Sofonisba’s style. See Portrait of a Knight of the Order of Calatrava, Anonymous (with Sofonisba’s facial style), (1570-90?) Prado, Madrid

Self Portrait at the Cavalletto, (1556) oil on canvas, Lancut, Museum Zamek.

Self Portrait at the Spinet, (1557) Goodwood House.

Portrait of Minerva Anguissola (Round), Institute Neerlandais, Paris.

Portrait of Bearded Man with Book, Burghley House, England.

“Quadretto fatto et depinto per Sophonisba,” See Cat. 364, based on letter to the House of Gonzaga in Mantua, March 12, 1557 from Sofonisba to Margaret Paleologo Duchess of Mantua, letter ASMN Gonzaga 1969 cc 12-13, Archivio Gonzaga di Mantova.

Portrait of Giulio Clovio, (c. 1556-9?) Federico Zeri Collection, Mentana has been misattributed to Titian over the centuries.

Portrait of Dominican Ippolito Chizzola (1556) Pinacoteca Tosio-Martinengo, Brescia.

Portrait of Monk, (c. 1556) Private Collection, England.

Portrait of Three Siblings, (c. 1556) Corsham Court, England.

Portrait of Massimiliano Stampa, 1557 Walters Art Gallery Baltimore.

Portrait of a Woman (Bianca Ponzone Anguissola) 1557, Berlin, Staatliche Museum.

Holy Family (1559) Accademia Carrara, Bergamo.

Holy Family with Saints Anne and John the Baptist, University of Miami, Coral Gables.

Self-Portrait (Round)(1559), Uffizi, Gallery, Florence.


Bernardino Campi Painting Sofonisba (1559) Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena.

Family Portrait (1559) Nivaa, Nivaagaards Malerisamling.

Boy with Nanny, Hermitage, St. Petersburg.

Portrait of Isabel de Valois (1561) Pinacoteca de Brera, Milan?; multiple copies cited in Kusche & Ferino, 61.

Pieta`, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan.

Portrait of Giovanna of Austria (1561) Oil on canvas, Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Lucia at the Spinet (1563) Oil on canvas, Althorp, Spencer Collection.

Portrait of Don Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza (second half sixteenth century) Lobkowicz Palace, Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic.


Portrait of Don Carlos, See Kusche Retratos y Retratadores, 221 224.

Portrait of Isabel de Valois (1565) Prado Museum, Madrid.

Portrait of Alessandro Farnese (1565) Dublin, National Gallery.

Portrait of Philip II with Rosary (c. 1568) Prado Museum, Madrid
Portrait of Philip II with Rosary (c. 1568) Prado Museum, Madrid

Portrait of Philip II with Rosary (c. 1568) Prado Museum, Madrid; For x-ray of her change of pose from Philip as lover to Philip in prayer, see Maria Kusche Retratos y Retratadores Alonso Sanchez Coello Y Sus Competidores Sofonisba Anguissola, 218 and Sofonisba Anguissola, A Renaissance Woman, Kusche and Ferino-Pagden, 68.

Portrait of Don Sebastian of Portugal (1572) Fundacion Casa de Alba, Madrid.

Portrait of Anne of Austria (1573?) Prado Museum, Madrid.

Portrait of Isabella Clara Eugenia, Prado Museum, Madrid.

Portrait of Minvera Anguissola (Posthumous), Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum.

Portrait of Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia (1573) Sabauda Gallery, Turin. Kusche, Retratos, 234.

Portrait of Infanta Catalina Michaela (with monkey) (1573) Gallery Rafael Valls, London. Kusche, Retratos, 235.

Madonna dell’ Itria (1579) Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata, Paterno`, Sicily; attributed to Sofonisba by Alfio Nicotra, Catania, Sicily.

Portrait of Francesco de Medici, Grand-duke of Tuscany, oil on canvas, London, Sotheby’s, Asta (?) del April 14 2011, lot 35), see Alfio Nicotra, “Sofonisba Anguissola Ritrattista dei Medici dei Savoia” Incontri La Sicilia e l’altrove Anno II, numero 5 October-December 2013.


Portrait of Eleanora di Medici (1580) oil on canvas, Madrid, Fundacion Lazaro Galdiano (inv. No. 8486), see Nicotra, “Sofonisba Anguissola Ritrattista dei Medici dei Savoia.”

Portrait of Carlo Emanuele I of Savoia, Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome.

Double Portrait, Galleria Doria Pamphili, Rome.

Portrait of Catalina Michaela, Duchess of Savoy (1585) Prado Museum, Madrid; this portrait has been misattributed to Sanchez Coello, see Daniela Pizzagalli.

Lady in Ermine (Portrait of Catalina Michaela) (1591) Pollok House, Glasgow; this portrait has been alternately misattributed to El Greco and Sanchez Coello.

Girl with Dwarf (private collection, Madrid); this painting has been cited as an influence on Diego Velazquez’ 1656 Las Meninas.

Portrait of Filippo Emanuele, Emanuele Filberto e Vittorio Amedeo, Princes of Savoia, Turin (See Alfio Nicotra Incontri la Sicilia)

Portrait of Margherita di Savoia con Leone Sabaudo alto Catena Galleria Sabauda, Turin, Alfio Nicotra attributes to Sofonisba while the gallery attributes it to Giovanni Caracca with a question mark.

Portrait of Old Woman (c. 1585?), Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Nivaa.

Nursing Madonna, (1588) Szepmeveszeti Collection, Budapest.

Portrait of Isabel de Valois (c. 1590) (Signed Sofonisba Lomellina), Kunsthistorishces Museum, Vienna.

Portrait of Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia (1599) Spanish Embassy, Paris.

Miniature of Isabel Clara Eugenia (1599) Subastas Alcala, Madrid.

Self-Portrait as an Old Woman with Book (1610) Kunsthaus, Zurich.

Madonna with Child (round), Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo (Monastery of San Martino alla Scala, Palermo).

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