Collection: Angelica Kauffman

Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) was a Swiss-Austrian painter and one of the most celebrated female artists of the 18th century. She was born in Switzerland and trained in Italy, where she became known for her portraits and history paintings. Her works were heavily influenced by Neoclassicism, a movement that aimed to revive the ideals of ancient Greek and Roman art.Kauffman achieved great success throughout her career, and her works were highly sought after by the nobility and aristocracy. She was also one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in London and the first female artist to be awarded a gold medal by the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence.Kauffman's paintings often featured mythological or allegorical subjects, and her style was characterized by its elegance, grace, and delicacy. Her works continue to be admired for their technical skill and beauty, as well as for the pioneering role she played in the history of women artists.