Art History’s Old Mistresses

22nd October 2020
Two girls as Saint Agnes and Saint Dorothea, by Michaelina Wautier

We reminisce on the often overlooked women who played a defining role in shaping art history.

At the moment of the rescheduled National Gallery’s blockbuster ‘Artemisia’, our esteemed panel consider the female old masters of art history. Commissioning Editor of Phaidon’s Great Women Artists, Rebecca Morrill, are joined by Per Rumberg¸ Curator at the Royal Academy, Lucy Chiswell, Dorset Curatorial Fellow (1600-1800) at The National Gallery and Dr Nicola Jennings, Director of the Colnaghi Foundation.

Image credits:
Michaelina Wautier, Two Girls as Saint Agnes and Saint Dorothea, 1643–59, Courtesy Koninklijk Museum voor Schone, Antwerp



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