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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tate London Acquires Rare 17th-Century Portrait

Joan Carlile, Portrait of an Unknown Lady 1650-5 Joan Carlile, Portrait of an Unknown Lady 1650-5 Tate London

The Tate has acquired a rare circa-1650s painting of an unknown woman, by Joan Carlile, thought to be Britain’s first professional female portrait painter. The earliest of Carlile’s works to enter the collection, it is also the earliest work by a woman artists to enter the museum.

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