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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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1649

Benjamin West

by Angelica Kauffmann
black chalk on greenish grey paper, 1763
NPG 1649

430

Angelica Kauffmann

by Angelica Kauffmann
oil on canvas, circa 1770-1775
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 430

1485

John Simpson

by Angelica Kauffmann
oil on canvas, circa 1777
NPG 1485

D21301

Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

by Thomas Burke, after Angelica Kauffmann
mezzotint, published 1772
NPG D21301

D37477

Margaret Bingham (née Smith), Countess of Lucan

by James Watson, printed and published by James Bretherton, after Angelica Kauffmann
mezzotint, published 1 April 1776
NPG D37477

D37478

Margaret Bingham (née Smith), Countess of Lucan

by James Watson, printed and published by James Bretherton, after Angelica Kauffmann
mezzotint, published 1 April 1776
NPG D37478

D15049

Lady Augusta Campbell

by Gabriel Scorodoomoff, published by Robert Sayer, after Angelica Kauffmann
stipple engraving, published 2 July 1776
NPG D15049

D40687

John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield

by and published by John Raphael Smith, after Angelica Kauffmann
mezzotint, published 12 March 1777
NPG D40687

D40688

John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield

by and published by John Raphael Smith, after Angelica Kauffmann
mezzotint, published 12 March 1777
NPG D40688

D19120

Emma, Lady Hamilton

by Raphael Morghen, after Angelica Kauffmann
line engraving, (1791)
NPG D19120

D14141

Sarah Bates (née Harrop)

after Angelica Kauffmann
stipple engraving, 1793
NPG D14141

D38400

George Brodrick, 4th Viscount Midleton

by and printed by William Sharp, after Angelica Kauffmann
lithograph, early 19th century (1766)
NPG D38400

D21654

Subject from the Arabian Nights?

by Anker Smith, after Angelica Kauffmann
line engraving, circa 1803
NPG D21654

D14775

Margaret Bingham (née Smith), Countess of Lucan

by Samuel Freeman, published by Thomas Frognall Dibdin, after Robert William Satchwell, after Angelica Kauffmann
stipple engraving, published 1820
NPG D14775

D23124

Elizabeth Stanley (née Hamilton), Countess of Derby

by William Derby, after Angelica Kauffmann
pencil, circa 1835-1842 (circa 1775)
NPG D23124

D2583

Johann Heinrich Hampe

by Thomas Burke, after Angelica Kauffmann
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D2583

D39748

Mary Lennox (née Bruce), Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

by and published by William Wynne Ryland, after Angelica Kauffmann
stipple engraving printed in red, published 21 November 1775
NPG D39748

D17751

Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway)

by Henry Bone, after Angelica Kauffmann
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, early 19th century (1766)
NPG D17751