Tate announces female artist first with 17th-Century portrait – BBC News


Carlile’s portrait is the earliest work by a female artist in Tate’s collection

A 17th-Century portrait by the first woman in Britain thought to work as a professional portrait painter in oil is acquired by the Tate.

Source: Tate announces female artist first with 17th-Century portrait – BBC News

15 thoughts on “Tate announces female artist first with 17th-Century portrait – BBC News

  1. This is an interesting (and beautiful) painting, all the more so for the woman in it.

    I was struck by what the curator said about our perception of painting masters being men. I’m certainly guilty of that – I never think about female painters back in the day. I must do more reading on them.

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    1. I don’t think we need to feel guilty. I think it’s because it’s been a male-centric society for so long that we simply haven’t been given the information on the woman in history. Since running my history blog, I’ve discovered so many females who have excelled in their fields and whom we should all know about but don’t. Long live the blog!

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