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7 Firsts by Women Artists

Introduction

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Introduction

Esther Inglis

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Esther Inglis

Sarah Biffin

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Sarah Biffin

Rebecca Solomon

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Rebecca Solomon

Edmonia Lewis

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Edmonia Lewis

Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

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Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

Julia Margaret Cameron

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Julia Margaret Cameron

The Slade School of Art

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The Slade School of Art

Credits

Credits

Now You See Us: Women Artists in Britain 1520-1920 Also supported by

Julia and Hans Rausing and The Christian Levett Collection

With additional support from the Now You See Us Exhibition Supporters Circle, Tate Americas Foundation, Tate International Council, Tate Patrons and Tate Members.

Introduction

Slade School of Fine Art Art class photograph, 1905 Slade School of Fine Art, Courtesy of UCL Slade School of Art archives

Esther Inglis

Artist Unknown, Esther Inglis, 1569 - 1624. Calligrapher and miniaturist 1595, National Galleries of Scotland

Esther Inglis, Book of Psalms, 1599, Royal Collection Trust

Cinquante octonaires sur la va [sic] vanite et inconstance du monde: dediez à Monsieur le Prince pour ses estrennes de l’an 1607 / escrit et illumine par moy Esther Inglis, 1607

Esther Inglis, Octonaries upon the vanitie and inconstancie of the world writin by Esther Inglis. 1601, Folger Shakespeare Library

Argumenta psalmorum Davidis per tetrasticha manu Estherae Inglis exarata strenae nomine illus principi Henrico oblata, 1608

Esther Inglis, Book of Psalms, 1599 Christ Church Library and Archive, Oxford © The Governing Body of Christ Church, Oxford

Sarah Biffin

Drawing of East Quantoxhead church from south-east, with man and woman in churchyard, by W.W. Wheatley, 1845, Courtesy of Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society

Sarah Biffin, Watercolour by Sarah Biffin, 1812, Courtesy of Wellcome Collection

Unknown artist, Sarah Biffin's Visit to Bury Fair, Bury St Edmunds in 1810, Courtesy of Somerset Heritage Centre

Sarah Biffin, Portrait of Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain (1837-1901), 1848, Courtesy of Bonhams

Sarah Biffin, Self Portrait, c.1821 Private collection

Rebecca Soloman

Attributed to Edmund Evans, The Royal Academy, Trafalgar Square, 1862, Collection: Royal Academy of Arts

Rebecca Soloman, The Governess, circa 1851 Private collection

Rebecca Solomon, The Appointment, 1861 © Museum of the Home

Rebecca Solomon, The Lion and the Mouse: Sweet Mercy is Nobility’s True Badge, 1865 © Museum of the Home

Rebecca Solomon, A Young Teacher, 1861 Tate Collection

Church of St Martin Outwich, viewed from Bishopsgate, City of London 1830 Courtesy of Album / Heritage Images / London Metropolitan Archives (City of London)

David Wilkie Wynfield, Portrait of Simeon Solomon, Ca. 1860s

Rebecca Solomon, A Fashionable Couple, c.1856

Edmonia Lewis

Henry Rocher, Photograph of Edmonia Lewis, c.1870 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Edmonia Lewis, Moses (after Michelangelo), 1875 Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Morris

Edmonia Lewis, Hagar, 1875, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Photograph of Edmonia Lewis, date unknown, Science History Images / Alamy Stock Photo

View of the ladies boarding hall at Oberlin College, by Platt Photograph Co. ZAP Collection / Alamy Stock Photo

Edmonia Lewis, Bust of Christ, 1870, The Bute Collection at Mount Stuart

Edmonia Lewis, The Death of Cleopatra, 1876, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Historical Society of Forest Park, Illinois

BARBARA LEIGH SMITH BODICHON

William Francis Starling, Langham Place Regent Street, 1826 © The Trustees of the British Museum

Photograph of Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, date unknown, ART Collection / Alamy Stock Photo

Barbara Bodichon, Sketchbook, 1861 Collection: Yale Center for British Art

Barbara Bodichon, Chateau Gaillard on the Seine, 1870 Courtesy of Girton College, Cambridge

Photograph of Emily Davies History collection 2016 / Alamy Stock Photo

Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, Catharine Maria Sedgwick and Susan B. Anthony Collection. Women and Work. New York, C.S. Francis & Co, 1859 Courtesy of Library of Congress

Emily Osborn, Barbara Bodichon, c.1884 Courtesy of Girton College, Cambridge

Julia Margaret Cameron

Charles Somers-Cocks, Portrait of Julia Margaret Cameron, between1858 and 1859

Julia Margaret Cameron, A Holy Family, 1872 Collection: Getty Center, Courtesy Google Cultural Institute

Julia Margaret Cameron, The Passing of King Arthur, 1874 Collection: Getty Center, Courtesy Google Cultural Institute

Julia Margaret Cameron, Hypatia [Marie Spartali], 1868, Wilson Centre for Photography, London

Julia Margaret Cameron, Prince Alemayehu the son of King Theodore of Abyssinia, between 1864 and 1869

Julia Margaret Cameron, King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid, 1875 Collection: Getty Center, Courtesy Google Cultural Institute

Julia Margaret Cameron, Elaine "And reverently they bore her into Hall", 1875 Collection: Getty Center, Courtesy Google Cultural Institute

Henry Herschel Hay Cameron ,Julia Margaret Cameron, 1870 Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1941

Slade School of Art

A life class at the Slade Date: 1881, Chronicle / Alamy Stock Photo

Bertha Newcombe, Illustration for an article in the Sketch magazine, 1895

Slade School of Fine Art Art class photograph, 1905 Slade School of Fine Art, Courtesy of UCL Slade School of Art archives

Women looking at their pictures at the Slade School of Art, Courtesy of UCL Slade School of Art archives

Production

Production

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Tess Davidson

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Steven Dove

Sound Recordist

Ben Hood

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Lucie Shorthouse

Assistant Producer

Ben Wells

Executive Producer

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