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Angelica Kauffman

27 June — 20 September 2020

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Born in Switzerland in 1741, Angelica Kauffman (1741–1807) was quickly recognised as a child prodigy, before receiving further artistic training in Italy. Arriving in London in 1766, she enjoyed an unprecedented career as a history painter and portraitist before moving to Rome in 1782, where her studio became a hub of the city’s cultural life.

Kauffman’s career was unusual for a female artist in the late 18th and early 19th century. A highly acclaimed portraitist, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, working for patrons across Britain and the continent, including Catherine the Great amongst others. This exhibition will focus on Kauffman’s work at the height of her career, tracing the life and work of this celebrated artist.

Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf.

Looking for Friends previews? Reserve your slot for 25-27 June.

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27 June — 20 September 2020

Daily 10am – 6pm Friday 10am – 10pm

£14 (without donation £12). Concessions available. Under-16s go free with a fee-paying adult. Free for Friends of the RA with no booking required.

The Collection Gallery, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts