Artists in Passing: Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665)

by Matthew Innis |

When the painter Elisabetta Sirani passed away under mysterious circumstances, she was only 27 years old.  A superstar in an age when many women were denied artistic training, Sirani’s untimely end shocked the country.  Rumors about the circumstances of her death began circulating before Sirani was even in her grave, and although the authorities eventually exhumed and…

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