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Citizens and Kings 05 Feb 2007
Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun The Comtesse de la Châtre, 1789 Oil on canvas 114.3 x 87.6 cm Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Jessie Woolworth Donahue, 1954 (54.182) Photo: © 2007 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
A new exhibition looking at the radical changes in portraiture in response to both the Enlightenment and the revolutions in Europe and America, opens this week at the Royal Academy. Focussing on the period 1760-1830, Citizens and Kings includes work by several interesting female artists. Martha talks to the RA's Senior Curator MaryAnne Stevens about the role of female portrait painters in this era, and the particular challenges they faced.

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