Elisabetta Sirani Portrait

Elisabetta Sirani Biography

1638-1665

Italian Baroque Painter

Elisabetta Sirani (born 1638, died at the age of 27 in 1665) was an Italian painter whose father was the painter Giovanni Andrea Sirani of the School of Bologna, and the principal assistant of Guido Reni.

She painted an Assumption at the Parish Church of Borgo Panigale. Also a Saint Eustache, and Judith with the Head of Holofernes (Burghley House, Stamford, England); Baptism of Christ (1658); and Madonna with child and Infant Saint John (Museo Civico, Pesaro); Saint Jerome (Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna), and Portrait of Anna Maria Ranuzzi.