This display explores the life and work of Warwickshire artist Laura Cookes, whose magnificent copy of Raphael’s Madonna della Seggiola is housed at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum. Little known until now, Dr Sharon Fermor has uncovered the fascinating life of this late 19th century artist, revealing the unique obstacles she faced as a female artist. This display will explore Cookes’ role within the local network of artisans and her contribution to the rich tradition of Renaissance copying during this period.

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Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4AA

01926 742700

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Tue-Sat 10.30am-5pm
Sun & bank holidays 11am-4pm

Closed Mondays, except bank holidays


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