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Angelica Kauffman

27 June — 27 June 2020

This exhibition is now closed

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Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this exhibition.

Tickets purchased for this exhibition will be refunded; please call the RA box office on 0207 300 8090 or tickets@royalacademy.org.uk. However, if you wish to donate the cost of your exhibition or event ticket instead of requesting a refund, you would be helping to support the RA at this difficult time. We are an independent charity and we don’t receive revenue funding from the government, so we are reliant upon the support of visitors, donors, sponsors, and the loyal Friends of the Royal Academy. Thank you.

Angelica Kauffman was due to run 27 June – 20 September 2020.

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.

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27 June — 27 June 2020

Daily 10am – 6pm Friday 10am – 10pm

Tickets purchased for this exhibition will be refunded; please call the RA box office on 0207 300 8090 or tickets@royalacademy.org.uk.

The Collection Gallery, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts