Maria Anna Angelika Kauffmann (30 October 1741 – 5 November 1807), usually known in English as Angelica Kauffman, was a Swiss Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Remembered primarily as a history painter, Kauffmann was a skilled portraitist, landscape and decoration painter. She was, along with Mary Moser, one of two female painters among the founding members of the Royal Academy in London in 1768.
Artist as subject
Nathaniel Hone Sketch for ‘The Conjuror’1775
Reflecting on the life of the Swiss neo-classical painter who became one of the first members of the Royal Academy …
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