The Words and Pictures Book Club: “Angelica” by Miranda Miller

Our next Words & Pictures book club meets on

Thursday 20th January at 2pm

at The Pebbles Cafe in the old Havens building on Hamlet Court Road

to discuss (amongst other things no doubt!):

“Angelica: Paintress of Minds” by Miranda Miller [2020, Barbican Press]

There is a great article by Miranda Miller about Angelica Kauffman in Historia [here] in which she notes:

Like us, Angelica lived at a time of enormous change and was often bewildered by it. At the end of her life, still anxious to avoid scandal, she made a bonfire of most of her private papers. In my novel I’ve presumptuously tried to bring them back to life.

And a number of Kauffman’s paintings can be seen on the Royal Academy site [here] including

Kauffman, Angelica; Colour; Colouring; Painting; Credit line: (c) (c) Royal Academy of Arts / Photographer credit: John Hammond /

Happy reading, and I look forward to seeing you on Thursday!


About TheCommonViewer

Independent Researcher: gently exploring the art and artists of early 20th century Britain (with forays elsewhere, in particular Russian Art History); the Art, Books & History Group meets monthly in Southend-on-Sea Twitter: @TheCommonViewer

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