Angelica Kauffman

Edited by Bettina Baumgärtel

Angelica Kauffman

Edited by Bettina Baumgärtel

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

208 pages | 144 color plates | 9 1/4 x 11 1/4
Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9783777434629 Published July 2020 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only

One of the outstanding artistic personalities of the Classical Age of art in London and Rome, Angelica Kauffman (1741–1807) is regarded as the first woman artist of truly broad European standing. Well educated and very well connected, she enjoyed an international reputation, admired by Goethe and Herder and counting among her clients queens and emperors from across the continent. This publication explores the larger-than-life story of Kauffman myth, which arose even while she was still working. Her remarkable life and work are presented here through beautiful reproductions of more than one hundred of her best paintings and drawings, including many never before seen. The book pays particular attention to Kauffman’s impact in England, where she was the first female member of the Royal Academy of Arts. Angelica Kauffman stakes a claim for the artist as a pioneering history painter, fashionable portraitist, and champion of a new ideal of masculinity.

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