WHO WAS ANGELICA KAUFMANN?

By: John Hogan

Most people are led to believe that if a piece of porcelain is signed Angelica Kaufmann that she actually hand painted it and signed it. Quite to the contrary!

AUSTRIAN ANGELICIA KAUFMANN STYLE ANTIQUE PORCELAIN WALL PLAQUE C. 1890-1900

ANGELICIA KAUFMANN PORCELAIN WALL PLAQUE

This is not the case; rather many porcelain factories drew inspiration from her artistic merit on canvas.

She was a great Neoclassical oil painter who was Swiss born and painted in Italy. She was born Maria Anne Angelica Catharine Kaufmann in Coire, Switzerland on Oct. 30, 1741 and died on Nov. 5, 1807.

This painter is not to be confused with the Austrian painter Angelika Kaufmann who was born in Carinthia, Austria in 1935. (Note the first name spelling is different). The inspiration for hand painting on porcelain actually comes from the earlier artist, Angelica Kaufmann (1741-1807) and not Angelika Kaufmann who was Austrian born in1935.

This Spectacular Neo-Classical Porcelain Wall Plaque, Executed in The Style Of Angelica Kaufmann. Although unmarked, from research, we believe it to be of Imperial Austrian origin and dates approximately 1890-1910.

 


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