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Ellis Cornelia Knight

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A three-quarter length, frontal portrait of a young woman in a white dress with a blue, fringed mantle and a ribbon in her curly hair. Her dress has a low neck and is pulled in at the waist with a belt with a large round buckle, which is decorated with a cameo head and the inscription 'ANGELICA KAUFFMAN'. She is seated, turned to the right, with a pencil in her right hand resting in her lap, her left elbow leaning on the edge of a table amongst papers and books, her left hand touching her hair.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 96 x W 80 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd, 1901

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Inscription description

Signed br: Angelica Kauffman. / Pinx. Romae / 1793 and on belt clasp: ANGELICA.KAUFFMAN


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