Eighteenth Century Women Artists: Their Trials, Tribulations And Triumphs by Caroline ChapmanEighteenth Century Women Artists: Their Trials, Tribulations And Triumphs by Caroline Chapman

Eighteenth Century Women Artists: Their Trials, Tribulations And Triumphs

byCaroline Chapman

Hardcover | September 15, 2017

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The eighteenth century was an age when not only the aristocracy, but also a burgeoning middle class, had the opportunity to pursue their interest in the arts. But these opportunities were generally open only to men; any woman who wished to succeed as an artist still had to overcome numerous obstacles. In a society in which women were expected to marry, become mothers, and conform to rigid social conventions, becoming a professional artist was a controversial choice. Nevertheless, if a woman possessed charm and ambition, and united her talent with hard work, success was possible.
Eighteenth-Century Women Artists celebrates the work of women who had the tenacity and skill (and sometimes the necessary dash of luck) to succeed against the odds. Caroline Chapman examines the careers and working lives of celebrated artists like Angelica Kauffman and Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun as well as the equally interesting work of artists who have now mostly been forgotten. In addition to discussing their varied artworks, Chapman considers artists’ studios, the functioning of the print market, how art was sold, the role of patrons, and the rise of the lady amateur. It is enriched by over fifty color images, which offer a rich selection of art from the time.
Caroline Chapman is a writer, editor, and picture researcher. She is the author of John and Joséphine: The Creation of the Bowes Museum, and she has written for the Times Educational Supplement and Cosmopolitan.  
Title:Eighteenth Century Women Artists: Their Trials, Tribulations And TriumphsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:September 15, 2017Publisher:Unicorn Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910787507

ISBN - 13:9781910787502


Table of Contents

Biographies of the principal eighteenth-century women artists
1. A woman’s place
2. Training
3.  The artist’s studio
4. Portraiture
5. The genres
6. The marketplace
7. The patrons
8. Private lives
9. A polite recreation
10. Looking ahead
List of illustrations