Download image (5.3 MB)
Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation
Maria Anna Catharina Angelica Kauffmann is a painter in the early Neoclassical style best known for her decorative wall paintings for residences designed by Robert Adam. Her paintings are Rococo in tone and approach, though her figures are given Neoclassical poses and draperies. Kauffmann's portraits of female sitters are among her finest works..-- The Vestal Virgins were priestesses of the temple of Vesta (Greek Hestia), the Roman goddess of the fire that burns in the hearth. One of the Vestals' duties was to keep the altar fire in the temple burning perpetually. They were sworn to absolute chastity; breaking the vow was punished by burial alive.
Dresden, Germany, Rome, Papal States [Italy], Style: Neoclassical, Movement: Neoclassical, Swiss, Painting; head; hand; garment; brushwork;, Painting
Style: Neoclassical; Movement: Neoclassical; Swiss; Painting; head; hand; garment; brushwork;
Dresden, Germany; Rome, Papal States [Italy]
This material is licensed by USF Libraries for the research and teaching needs of USF students, staff, and faculty only. See: https://lib.usf.edu/collections-and-discovery/collection-management/user-terms/
Only thumbnail images and descriptive information are available to non-USF users. Full access to this collection is available only to authorized users on the USF network on campus or via VPN.
University of South Florida USF
Art and Art History (Saskia)
Unknown, "Portrait of a Woman Dressed as Vestal Virgin A Lady as a Vestal Virgin" (2022). Art and Art History Collection (Saskia). 2958.