Angelica Kauffmann Drawing for the Getty

Angelica Kauffmann, Portrait of Anna Jadwiga Zamoyska, 1791

The Getty Museum continues a string of buys of women Old Masters. Latest is a rediscovered life-size black chalk portrait drawing by Angelica Kauffmann. The sheet was preparatory for a painted portrait of 19-year-old Anna Jadwiga Zamoyska with her father, Polish Count Andrzej Zamoyski. London dealership Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker offered the drawing at New York's Winter Show in 2021.

This follows recent Getty acquisitions of paintings by Lavinia Fontana and Artemisia Gentileschi and a pastel by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

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Anonymous said…
Excellent news. I hope the Getty buys as many Artemisias as possible. It owns more paintings by her dad. She is likely to rise in stature and her prices will likely go through the roof. It would be nice for the museum to own a collection of her work the way it does of Titian, David, Rembrandt and Rubens.

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