Women Reading


Eileen (c.1949). Anne Redpath (Scottish, 1895–1965). Oil on canvas. Ferens Art Gallery.

Redpath was the daughter of a tweed designer. She later described how she used flecks of colour in a manner similar to tweed makers: ‘I do with a spot of red or yellow in a harmony of grey, what my father did in his tweed.’ 


From the series Shin Bijin, Toyohara Chikanobu

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Illustration, c. 1912

Karl A. Wilke

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Portrait d’une jeune fille assise de trois quart, coiffée d’un bonnet rouge et lisant à une table (1863). Anna-Maria Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann (Polish-born Danish, 1819-1891).

Jerichau-Baumann began her studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Her early subject matter was drawn from Slovak life. She is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. She began exhibiting there and in 1844 attracted public attention for the first time. After she moved to Rome, her paintings were primarily of local life.