Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael are household names but few have heard of Lavinia Fontana, or Sofinisba Anguissola who was highly regarded by Michelangelo himself. How were these ladies able to make a living in an essentially male-dominated industry and why have they fallen into obscurity today? How were women depicted in paintings and sculptures of the period and what does this tell us about their place in society? How independent were women when it came to commissioning works of art? This lecture unravels these questions and examines the intriguing role of women in art from 1400-1600.


This event has been organised by the Surrey Fundraising Committee Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

The Menuhin Hall

Stoke d'Abernon, Cobham, Cobham, KT11 3QQ

Entry details

£20 (includes Coffee beforehand, glass of wine afterwards)

To book, please contact Sue Prentice on surrey@artfund.org.uk or call 01932 860249



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