Artwork Title: Portrait of Antonietta Gonzalez - Artist Name: Lavinia Fontana

Portrait of Antonietta Gonzalez

Lavinia Fontana

Antonietta Gonzalez (as well as her father, 2 sisters and other family members) had hypertrichosis (also commonly called “werewolf syndrome”), a rare genetic disorder which causes an abnormal amount of hair on the body. Antonietta’s father, Pedro (sometimes written as Pedrus) Gonzalez, was the first known person to be affected with this disorder. Given the rarity of the disease, it is a little surprising that so...
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