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Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), Painter

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 21 portraits
The Swiss-born Angelica Kauffmann was an artist of international training and reputation. She was escorted by her artist-father to study the Old Masters in the major Italian cities. Time spent with the English community in Rome convinced her to come to London in 1766 where she joined Sir Joshua Reynolds's social circle. Her reputation for portraiture and history painting led to her becoming a founder member of the Royal Academy in 1768. Excluded from the life class, Kauffmann developed her own brand of history painting which focused on female subjects from classical history and mythology.

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4905

Portraits in the Characters of the Muses in the Temple of Apollo

by Richard Samuel
oil on canvas, exhibited 1779
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4905

D14701

Angelica Kauffmann

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 3 September 1780 (circa 1777-1778)
NPG D14701

D36750

Angelica Kauffmann

by Ernst Morace, published by Johann Friedrich Frauenholz, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, early 19th century (circa 1777-1778)
NPG D36750

D10716

Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D10716

D36021

Key to Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D36021

D36751

Angelica Kauffmann

printed and published by The Autotype Company, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
photogravure, late 19th century (circa 1777-1778)
NPG D36751

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