Erased:Redrawn. Kauffman

Erased:Redrawn. Kauffman

Charcoal, eraser on paper
Angelika Kauffman (1741-1807) enjoyed great success as a painter of historic subjects. This was unusual for a woman, as lack of access to nude male models usually precluded them from this genre which tends to feature male figures.
She was the daughter of an Austrian painter and from the age of 12 she was producing portraits of notable figures. She worked in England for many years; among her works was a commission to decorate St Paul’s Cathedral and she was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy. However, she became the subject of gossip and censure over her friendship with Joshua Reynolds and eventually returned to Europe.