1656-57 Museo del Prado, Madrid
This is a great place to start. Don't forget to check out the bibliography at the end of the entries! This is also a good place for finding images.
Thames and Hudson Encyclopedia of the Italian Renaissance
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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects by Giorgio Vasari. Through Project Gutenberg you can download the eBook. We also have a copy in the Arch/FA Library N 6922 V48 1963.
Wives, widows, mistresses, and nuns in early modern Italy : making the invisible visible through art and patronage. Arch/FA N 5273 W58 2012
Women & art : a history of women painters and sculptors from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Arch/FA N 43 F56 1978