No time to get to France? From now through July 19th, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington is featuring 77 paintings, prints, and sculptures by women artists from 1750 to 1850. Many of these works have never been seen outside of France. The exhibit reveals how women artists weathered this tumultuous period which encompassed the court of Louis XVI, the French Revolution, and Napoleon.
35 artists are featured, including Marguerite Gérard, Antoine Cecile Haudebourt-Lescot, Adélaïde Labille-Guillard, Sophie Rude, Anne Vallayer-Coster, and Élisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun. This fascinating exhibit explores how the political and social dynamics of the time shaped the lives and works of these talented artists.
Through July 29th
Painting: Rose Adélaïde Ducreux
Portrait of the Artist, ca. 1799
Oil on canvas
69 3/8 × 50 7/8 in.
Musée des beaux-arts, Rouen