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Artists featured in this Curation: Catharina van Hemessen (1528–after 1587), Sofonisba Anguissola (c.1535–1625), Catherine Read (1723–1778), Angelica Kauffmann (1741–1807), Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842), Amelia Curran (1775–1847), Margaret Sarah Carpenter (1793–1872), Fanny Geefs (1807–1883), Berthe Morisot (1841–1895), Mary Cassatt (1844–1926), and 40 more
50 artworks
  • A Lady in Sixteenth-Century Costume c.1548–1549
    Catharina van Hemessen (1528–after 1587)
    Oil on panel
    H 40.9 x W 30.1 cm
    The Bowes Museum
    A Lady in Sixteenth-Century Costume
    Photo credit: The Bowes Museum

  • The Artist's Sister in the Garb of a Nun 1551
    Sofonisba Anguissola (c.1535–1625)
    Oil on canvas
    H 68.5 x W 53.3 cm
    Southampton City Art Gallery
    The Artist's Sister in the Garb of a Nun
    Photo credit: Southampton City Art Gallery

  • Elizabeth Carter (1717–1806) 1765
    Catherine Read (1723–1778)
    Oil on canvas
    H 66 x W 54 cm
    Dr Johnson's House
    Elizabeth Carter (1717–1806)
    Photo credit: Dr Johnson's House

  • The Artist in the Character of Design Listening to the Inspiration of Poetry 1782
    Angelica Kauffmann (1741–1807)
    Oil on canvas
    H 61 x W 61 cm
    English Heritage, Kenwood

  • Lady Hamilton (1761–1815), as a Bacchante
    Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842)
    Oil on canvas
    H 132.5 x W 105.5 cm
    Lady Lever Art Gallery
    Lady Hamilton (1761–1815), as a Bacchante
    Photo credit: Lady Lever Art Gallery

  • Claire Clairmont (1798–1879) 1819
    Amelia Curran (1775–1847)
    Oil on canvas
    H 47 x W 35 cm
    Newstead Abbey
    Claire Clairmont (1798–1879)
    Photo credit: Newstead Abbey

  • Maria Stella Petronilla (1773–1843) c.1830
    Margaret Sarah Carpenter (1793–1872)
    Oil on canvas
    H 75.5 x W 62.5 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Maria Stella Petronilla (1773–1843)
    Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • Katherine Mary Webb Palmer (1824–1890) 1846
    Fanny Geefs (1807–1883)
    Oil on canvas
    H 171.5 x W 130 cm
    Newstead Abbey
    Katherine Mary Webb Palmer (1824–1890)
    Photo credit: Newstead Abbey

  • Portrait of a Woman 1872–1875
    Berthe Morisot (1841–1895)
    Oil on canvas
    H 56 x W 46.1 cm
    The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)
    Portrait of a Woman
    Photo credit: The Courtauld

  • Portrait of a Woman 1881–1883
    Mary Cassatt (1844–1926)
    Oil on canvas
    H 99.1 x W 72.4 cm
    Birmingham Museums Trust
    Portrait of a Woman
    Photo credit: Birmingham Museums Trust

  • Head of a Woman in A Red Cap
    Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson (1847–1906)
    Oil on canvas
    H 19.4 x W 25.3 cm
    Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries
    Head of a Woman in A Red Cap
    Photo credit: Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries

  • Young Girl Sitting in a Deck Chair 1880
    Mary Henrietta Dering Curtois (1854–1929)
    Oil on canvas
    H 45 x W 22 cm
    The Collection: Art & Archaeology in Lincolnshire (Usher Gallery)
    Young Girl Sitting in a Deck Chair
    Photo credit: The Collection: Art & Archaeology in Lincolnshire (Usher Gallery)

  • Reflection in a Mirror 1896
    Helena Arsène Darmesteter (1854–1923)
    Oil on canvas
    H 90 x W 60 cm
    Ben Uri Collection
    Reflection in a Mirror
    Photo credit: Ben Uri Collection

  • Luna (Moon) 1885
    Evelyn De Morgan (1855–1919)
    Oil on canvas
    H 99 x W 84.4 cm
    De Morgan Collection
    Luna (Moon)
    Photo credit: De Morgan Collection

  • A Cornish Fishwife 1904
    Flora Macdonald Reid (1860–c.1940)
    Oil on canvas
    H 61.4 x W 46.2 cm
    Manchester Art Gallery
    A Cornish Fishwife
    Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

  • Annie Theodosia Wilson (1867/1868–1950), Mrs Charles Francis Benthall 1940
    Ethel Walker (1861–1951)
    Oil on canvas
    H 60 x W 50 cm
    National Trust, Benthall Hall
    Annie Theodosia Wilson (1867/1868–1950), Mrs Charles Francis Benthall
    © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: National Trust Images

  • Johanna Hogarth
    Ada Elma Alberta Paterson (c.1868–1948)
    Oil on canvas
    H 71 x W 58 cm
    University of Aberdeen
    Johanna Hogarth
    Photo credit: University of Aberdeen

  • Chloë Boughton-Leigh 1904–8
    Gwen John (1876–1939)
    Oil on canvas
    H 58.4 x W 38.1 cm
    Tate
    Chloë Boughton-Leigh
    Photo credit: Tate

  • Gypsies on Epsom Downs
    Laura Knight (1877–1970)
    Oil on canvas
    H 75.4 x W 62.8 cm
    Dumfries and Galloway Council (Gracefield)

  • The Red Dress 1929
    Vanessa Bell (1879–1961)
    Oil on canvas
    H 73.3 x W 60.5 cm
    Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries
    The Red Dress
    © 1961 estate of Vanessa Bell, courtesy Henrietta Garnett. Photo credit: Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries

  • Cotton Picking c.1960
    Clementine Hunter (1887–1988)
    Oil on drawing board
    H 40.1 x W 60.3 cm
    American Museum & Gardens
    Cotton Picking
    © Thomas N. Whitehead; Ann & Jack Brittain and children. Photo credit: American Museum & Gardens

  • Emmeline Pankhurst 1927
    Georgina Agnes Brackenbury (1865–1949)
    Oil on canvas
    H 78.7 x W 61.6 cm
    National Portrait Gallery, London
    Emmeline Pankhurst
    Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

  • The Terrace outside the Priest's House 1919
    Clare Atwood (1866–1962)
    Oil on canvas
    H 59.5 x W 49.5 cm
    National Trust, Smallhythe Place
    The Terrace outside the Priest's House
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: National Trust Images

  • Under the Apple Tree 1896–1898
    Bessie MacNicol (1869–1904)
    Oil on canvas
    H 75.2 x W 64.1 cm
    Glasgow Museums
    Under the Apple Tree
    Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

  • Anna Roslund (1891–1941) 1917
    Gabriele Münter (1877–1962)
    Oil on canvas
    H 94 x W 68 cm
    Leicester Museums and Galleries
    Anna Roslund (1891–1941)
    © DACS 2020. Photo credit: Leicester Museums and Galleries

  • The Printer c.1915
    Laura Sylvia Gosse (1881–1968)
    Oil on canvas
    H 100 x W 74.8 cm
    Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
    The Printer
    © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

  • Alone c.1947
    Amy Katherine Browning (1881–1978)
    Oil on canvas
    H 91.8 x W 71.2 cm
    Royal Academy of Arts
    Alone
    © Royal Academy of Arts. Photo credit: Royal Academy of Arts

  • The Nurse
    Laura Sylvia Gosse (1881–1968)
    Oil on canvas
    H 156.2 x W 74.6 cm
    The Box (Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives)
    The Nurse
    © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: The Box (Plymouth City Council)

  • The White Shawl 1925
    Beryl Fowler (1881–1963)
    Oil on board
    H 176.6 x W 67 cm
    Laing Art Gallery
    The White Shawl
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Laing Art Gallery

  • Gardening 1908
    Natalia Goncharova (1881–1962)
    Oil on canvas
    H 102.9 x W 123.2 cm
    Tate
    Gardening
    © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2020. Photo credit: Tate

  • Greta
    Thérèse Lessore (1884–1945)
    Oil on canvas
    H 74 x W 61.5 cm
    Salford Museum & Art Gallery
    Greta
    Photo credit: Salford Museum & Art Gallery

  • Martha, the Artist's Mother
    Margaret Lindsay Williams (1888–1960)
    Oil on canvas
    H 195 x W 80 cm
    Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
    Martha, the Artist's Mother
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: City & County of Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Collection

  • Self-Portrait 1923
    Hilda Anne Carline (1889–1950)
    Oil on canvas
    H 74.9 x W 57.8 cm
    Tate
    Self-Portrait
    © estate of Hilda Carline. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo credit: Tate

  • Maroon and Gold
    Ruth Simpson (1889–1964)
    Oil on canvas
    H 61 x W 50.5 cm
    Penlee House Gallery & Museum
    Maroon and Gold
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

  • Hessel Street: Sabbath Cakes to the Baker mid-20th C
    Rose Henriques (1889–1972)
    Watercolour on paper
    H 43.5 x W 60.5 cm
    Jewish Museum London
    Hessel Street: Sabbath Cakes to the Baker
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Jewish Museum London

  • Portrait of a Young Lady with a Plait
    Jill Garnier (1890–1966)
    Oil on canvas
    H 51 x W 46 cm
    Falmouth Art Gallery
    Portrait of a Young Lady with a Plait
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Falmouth Art Gallery

  • Vienna at Night 1923
    Cecile Walton (1891–1956)
    Oil on canvas board
    H 40 x W 50.4 cm
    Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums
    Vienna at Night
    © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

  • Half-Portrait of a Lady
    Dorothy Alicia Lawrenson (1892–1976)
    Oil on board
    H 32 x W 28 cm
    Newlyn Art Gallery
    Half-Portrait of a Lady
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Newlyn Art Gallery

  • The Black Coat 1920
    Dorothy Johnstone (1892–1980)
    Watercolour on paper
    H 35.5 x W 23.5 cm
    Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums
    The Black Coat
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

  • Louise Maude, née Shanks (1855–1939)
    Doris Boulton-Maude (1893–1961)
    Oil on canvas
    H 60.2 x W 50.2 cm
    Chelmsford Museums
    Louise Maude, née Shanks (1855–1939)
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Chelmsford Museums

  • Miss M. Steele 1942
    Patricia Preece (1894–1966) or Dorothy Hepworth (1894–1978)
    Oil on canvas
    H 68.5 x W 50.8 cm
    IWM (Imperial War Museums)
    Miss M. Steele
    Photo credit: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

  • Eileen in a White Chair 1953
    Anne Redpath (1895–1965)
    Oil on board
    H 92.7 x W 73.7 cm
    Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection (Dundee City Council)
    Eileen in a White Chair
    © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection (Dundee City Council)

  • Portrait of a Woman 1942
    Cathleen Mann (1896–1959)
    Oil on canvas
    H 74.5 x W 61.6 cm
    CW+
    Portrait of a Woman
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: CW+

  • Frau Im Café (Woman in a Café: Lotte Fischler) 1939
    Lotte Laserstein (1898–1993)
    Oil on paper on board
    H 81.5 x W 53.5 cm
    Leicester Museums and Galleries
    Frau Im Café (Woman in a Café: Lotte Fischler)
    © DACS 2020. Photo credit: Leicester Museums and Galleries

  • A Day among the Crocuses
    Gladys Cooper (1899–1975)
    Oil on board
    H 52 x W 60 cm
    The Whitworth, The University of Manchester
    A Day among the Crocuses
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Whitworth, The University of Manchester

  • Woman in a Boat on the River at St Neots, Cambridgeshire 1950s
    Dorothy E. Wrycroft (1899–1956)
    Oil on hardboard
    H 38 x W 51 cm
    St Neots Museum
    Woman in a Boat on the River at St Neots, Cambridgeshire
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: St Neots Museum

  • Portrait 1938
    Vera Morosoff (1899–1991)
    Oil on canvas
    H 72 x W 59 cm
    Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum
    Portrait
    © Nicholas Morosoff Institute. Photo credit: Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

  • Profile
    Phyllis Dodd (1899–1995)
    Oil on canvas
    H 60 x W 49.2 cm
    Newport Museum and Art Gallery
    Profile
    © P. and R. Bliss. Photo credit: Newport Museum and Art Gallery

  • Eileen Agar 1927
    Eileen Agar (1899–1991)
    Oil on canvas
    H 76.5 x W 64.1 cm
    National Portrait Gallery, London
    Eileen Agar
    © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Jane Maria Grant (1840–1928), Lady Strachey, Writer 1920
    Dora Carrington (1893–1932)
    Oil on canvas
    H 76.2 x W 61 cm
    National Galleries of Scotland
    Jane Maria Grant (1840–1928), Lady Strachey, Writer
    Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland