Angelica Kauffman

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Angelica Kauffman
Angelica Kauffman 'Self-portrait of the Artist hesitating between the Arts of Music and Painting' (1794) © National Trust Images/John Hammond

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One of two female founding members of the RA (Mary Moser was the other), Angelica Kauffman was a portraitist and history painter who established a celebrated career in 18th-century London despite, you know, being a woman and all that. A close friend and contemporary of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Kauffman’s art is lushly-coloured with lots of soft-focus females looking like they’ve just come indoors after a hearty walk through a Capability Brown landscape. They’re also crammed with mythological and Grecian references, and on the whole well worth going to take a look at.

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