Tate Announces Major Acquisitions Including Early work by Joan Carlile

September 21st, 2016

joan-carlile-via-bbcThe Tate has announced a round of new acquisitions, including Joan Carlile’s Portrait of an Unknown Lady, making it the earliest known work by a female artist in the museum’s holdings.  Carlile is believed to be the first female professional artist in the country.  “We have a big strategy in trying to make women more visible on our walls,” says Tabitha Barber, a curator of British Art at Tate.

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