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Angelika Kauffmann

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'Accompanying the 2020 exhibition by the same title, this beautiful catalogue provides a lively account of Kauffman's life and career and of the central role she played in the European art world of the 18th century. . . Highly recommended' - Choice

A handsome book exploring the remarkable life and work of Angelika Kauffman through some 100 of her best paintings and drawings

Angelika Kauffmann (1741-1807) is regarded as the first woman artist of European standing. Well educated and very well connected, she enjoyed an international reputation. She pursued a brilliant career and was one of the outstanding artist personalities of the Classical Age in London and Rome.

She was admired by Goethe and Herder and her clients included queens and emperors from across the continent. Angelika Kauffmann describes the Kauffmann myth, which arose even during her lifetime. Her remarkable life and work are presented in some 100 of her best paintings and drawings, including many new discoveries.

This overview volume focuses on Kauffmann's impact in England, especially as the first female member of the Royal Academy of Arts, as well as her work as a pioneering history painter, fashionable portraitist and champion of a new ideal of masculinity.


  • Author: Bettina Baumgartel, head of the painting collection of the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf
  • Hardcover: 200 pages | 180 illustrations
  • Date published: April 2020
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-3777434629
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 23.5 cm

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