Diana Ghisi (1547 - 1612)

Also known under the name Diana Mantovana. The Renaissance is the first time period where women artists were permitted to study art. However it was considered uncommon for a daughter to be trained in engraving and to make it a public career, as Diana Scultori Ghisi did. Diana Scultori Ghisi, was a well known engraver of the 16th century. Not only was she remembered for her magnificent engravings, she was also recorded as the first woman ever allowed to sell her work under her own name.

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