Lady in Ermine: The Story of a Woman Who Painted the Renaissance. A Biographical Novel Paperback – January 15, 2019
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No one knows her name, but thanks to Donna DiGiuseppe’s enthralling biographical novel, we can all learn the remarkable story of the Renaissance’s most successful female artist. Michelangelo recognized her genius; Vasari praised her talent. Caught up in court intrigues, family squabbles, and political upheavals, “Sofi” emerges as a full-bodied woman and sensitive artist who lived by her brush at a time when women’s only options were marriage or nunneries. Lady in Ermine elegantly weaves together rich historical details, finely etched characters and a compelling plot to create a vivid portrait of a talented woman who defied the conventions of her times. This romantic saga brings to life a long-overlooked page in history and is sure to delight lovers of Italy, art, and history.
Author, Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered and La Bella Lingua
—Patricia Fortini Brown
Professor Emerita of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
Program Manager, The Book Passage
Donna DiGiuseppe delivers a human story of one woman’s ambition, sacrifice, romance, and loneliness in her quest for acceptance. The author graces the reader with well-drawn characters, dialogue, and a cinematic feel that give us a rich vision of the Renaissance.
—Fr. James S. Galluzzo,
Author, The Spirituality of Mary Magdalene
- Publisher : Bagwyn Books; 1st edition (January 15, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 390 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0866988211
- ISBN-13 : 978-0866988216
- Reading age : Baby and up
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #268,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Di Giuseppe chose a fascinating topic: The painter Sofinisba Anguissola, who was a Renaissance trail-blazer for woman-kind. All the characters are very well developed and made me truly love them (or hate them, as was appropriate). The story was compelling and educational at the same time.
I had never heard of "Sofi", but now I’m inspired to go see some of her works - I have many relatives in the Milan, Crema and Piacenza area in Italy.
I would highly recommend this book -- let Sofi take you on a wonderful adventure, following the life of an artistic pioneer!
And the subject matter seems interesting.
Well written and I will write an in depth review once I read this account on this artist life. Historic Biography are my favorites! Bravo!!!
Sofonisba’s life and all of “The Lady in Ermine” characters Digiuseppe “paints” in this novel jump off the pages and become alive. The dialogue is sublime. One of my favorite scenes is in Chapter 6 when Sofonisba meets Duchess Margaret and her son.
As a degreed student of Film and TV, and a true love for period pieces like “The Crown” and others, I can only hope that Lady in Ermine will become a Film or Series!! Looking forward to a binge watch!
Thank you Donna for giving us this book about an amazing women who accomplished amazing work in a very challenging environment.
Top reviews from other countries
Fantástic life to remember. Well written and well informed