March 13~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Maria Hadfield Cosway (1760-1838), British painter, miniaturist, draughtswoman, etcher, and musician
http://www.19thcenturypaintings.com/artists/31-maria-cosway/biography/

A Persian Lady Worshipping the Rising Sun / 1784 / Oil on canvas / 24”x29”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marianne North (1830-1890)
Victorian naturalist, botanical artist, and author
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/marianne-north-early-female-explorer

Papyrus or Paper Reed Growing in the Ciane, Sicily / c.1870-1879 / Oil on board / 13.94”x10”

March 10~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665), Italian artist supported her parents, three siblings, and herself entirely through her art
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/elisabetta-sirani

Holy Family with Saints Anne and Joachim (Holy Family of the Cherries) / c.1662 / Oil on Canvas / dimensions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), Botanical & natural history illustrator; the first to record metamorphosis
https://www.botanicalartandartists.com/about-maria-sibylla-merian.html

Plate 1 from Dissertation in Insect Generations and Metamorphosis in Surinam / 1719 / Hand-colored engraving / 12 3/4”x9 3/4”