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Friends excursions: ‘Women in Art’ tour at the National Gallery

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Tuesday 30 January 2018
10.30am — 12.30pm

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Mary Moser RA, Summer, c.1780.

Given by Mary Moser RA, ca. 1780.

Oil on canvas. 533 x 635 mm. © Royal Academy of Arts, London; photographer: John Hammond.

Our guided tour with National Gallery lecturer and art historian, Siân Walters, traces the fascinating and little-known role of women as patrons and painters, from the medieval period to the 19th century, as illustrated through the National Gallery’s collection.

The tour, acknowledging International Women’s Day on 8 March, includes discussion of a number of notable and influential women during the 15th and 16th centuries who commissioned works of art that would normally have fallen within the scope of male patronage. We move on to admire masterpieces by female artists including Judith Leyster, Rachel Ruysch, Berthe Morisot and Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun.

Enjoy this thought-provoking tour with fellow Friends as we examine the intriguing role of women in art over five centuries.

Please note: coffee/tea and cookies will be served from 10.30am onwards with the tour beginning at 11am.

This event will also take place on 15 March 2018.

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Tuesday 30 January 2018

10.30am — 12.30pm

Meet RA representative in the National Gallery Dining Room, Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square.

£35. Includes coffee/tea and homemade cookies on arrival.