The Arts Society Richmond
Famous Women at the National Gallery

Accredited Arts Society lecturer, Siân Walters, will talk about female artists and explain why so few have come to prominence. Looking at the wide variety of works of art produced during the Renaissance we can arrive at one clear conclusion: nearly all of them were commissioned and created by men. As long as power was in their control, so was the world of artistic patronage and production. Or so it was thought. Recently, historians have discovered more and more evidence of women acting independently and uncovered a number of clues which tell quite a different story. We look at a number of influential figures during the period, including the accomplished and enthusiastic patroness, Isabella d'Este.

More information

  • Our lectures are held at Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond TW9 1DH.
  • We meet on the first Tuesday of every month except January for drinks at 7 pm and a one-hour lecture at 8 pm.
  • Guests and new members are especially welcome to join us there.
  • Members: Free
  • Guests: £5 per person payable at the door.
  • NADFAS members: £4 payable at the door.
  • Students: Free, upon production of your student card.



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