Fiona Alderton takes a tour of some of the paintings painted by women in the National Gallery collection, including:
🎨 Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, who painted portraits of Marie Antoinette and fled the French Revolution
🎨 Rosa Bonheur, who obtained the French authorities’ permission to wear men’s clothes so she could paint without harassment,
🎨 Rachel Ruysch, whose Dutch still life masterpieces often sold for more in her lifetime than Rembrandt’s did in his,
and many more.
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