Mary was the daughter of George, a Swiss goldsmith, and enameller, who settled in London in c1726. Like her father, she was a founder member of the Royal Academy joining with Angelica Kaufman. Peter will talk about her art and about how at only 24, she was then the youngest ever RA and in 1805 she was proposed as President. This shows her popularity, principally but not exclusively, for her flower paintings.

This talk will be presented by Dr Laurence Shafe. 

Dr Laurence Shafe studied nineteenth-century art history at the Courtauld and completed a doctorate at the University of Bristol. He is now a Tate Guide, gives talks locally to various societies and runs a sixteen-week course on art history in Hampton every year.

Sat 11 December 2021, 10.30am - 12.30pm
£15 Adults ● £12 Lightbox Members and Students

Arts Talks are bookable separately or as a set of four with a 10% discount. Please call 01483 737800 for a discount.