One of the most brilliant of the first wave of painters in pastels, a founding mother of the Rococo, and one of the greatest of all women painters.
Judith Leyster, Elisabette Sirani, Maria Sibylla Merian, Rosalba Carriera, Angelica Kauffmann, Mary Moser, Anne Vallayer-Coster and Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun – pioneers every one.
Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, Clara Peeters, and Artemisia Gentileschi achieved the impossible and pioneered the way for more women.
Between about 1607-21 she painted exclusively still lifes. Highly innovative, she led the way for the many painters who succeeded her.
A table of contents and index to all the women Pre-Raphaelite painters covered in this series. Complete with some of their finest work.
Five more forgotten women artists with Pre-Raphaelite style, including the prolific and brilliant Kate Bunce, whose work should be much better-known.
Paintings by Barbara Bodichon, Anna Howitt (Watts), Rosa Brett, Anna Blunden, Joanna Boyce (Wells), and Lizzie Siddal.
Painstaking watercolour technique using transparent layers like glazes gives marvellous results in the Renaissance narratives.
Friend and model of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, taught to paint by Ford Madox Brown, and photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron, her paintings are truly Pre-Raphaelite.
Paintings from 1885 onwards, looking at women from Ovid’s ‘Heroides’, his ‘Metamorphoses’, women of Troy, and this unusual time series across the canvas.