Angelica Kauffman was a Swiss, Neoclassical painter whose renown and fame in 18th-century Europe was very rare for a woman. The daughter of a painter, Kauffman was a child prodigy who painted portrait commissions in her early teens. After studying Renaissance works in Italy, Kauffman moved to England, where she was a coveted history painter and portraitist among aristocrats. She married Italian painter Antonio Zucchi and enjoyed a lush career until her death in 1807.
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