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Elisabetta Sirani (b. 1638 Bologna / Italy; d. 1665, Bologna / Italy) was an artist of the Baroque period. She painted mainly religious and mythological pictures. Around 1658 she founded an art academy for girls and women in Bologna.

1658 Judith with the head of Holofernes (Lakeview Museum of Arts and Science, Peoria)
1663 Madonna with Child (National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington)

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