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Mary Moser (1744-1819), Artist; founding member of the Royal Academy

Mary Lloyd (née Moser)

Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Mary Moser trained with her father George Michael Moser, a Swiss engraver, medallist and a leading figure at the St Martin's Lane Academy, as well as the first keeper of the Royal Academy. His connections and involvement in London's early art institutions helped his talented daughter. At fourteen, Mary won her first Society of Arts medal for her flower drawings. In 1768 she became one of two female founding members of the Royal Academy with Angelica Kauffmann. Moser exhibited regularly until she retired in 1810, becoming the leading flower painter of the time. Her greatest commission, from c.1792, was the symbolic and patriotic programme of floral decoration at Queen Charlotte's villa at Frogmore.



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