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Wendy Wassyng Roworth


Wendy RoworthWendy Wassyng Roworth holds degrees from Bryn Mawr College (PhD, BA Honors) and Harvard University (MA). She teaches the Introduction to the History of Art-Renaissance to Modern and courses in Renaissance Art, Baroque Art, Women in Art, and seminars on a variety of topics, including Neoclassicism, The Image and Idea of the Artist, and Artemisia Gentileschi. She served as Scholar-in-Residence at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC (1998-99) and is a noted expert on the 18th-century artist Angelica Kauffman and 17th-century painter Salvator Rosa.

Roworth has lectured nationally and internationally in England, Italy, Ireland, and Austria. She received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Getty Research Institute, and American Council of Learned Societies. She currently serves as First Vice-President of the American Association of University Professors.

Selected Publications

  • Italy's Eighteenth Century: Gender and Culture in the Age of the Grand Tour, ed. with P. Findlen and C. Sama, (Stanford U. Press, 2009)
  • Angelica Kauffman: A Continental Artist in Georgian England, ed. (Brighton and London, 1992)

Chapters and articles

  • "Between 'Old Tiber' and 'Envious Thames': The Angelica Kauffman Connection", Roma Britannica: Art Patronage and Cultural Exchange in Eighteenth-Century Rome, eds. David Marshall, Susan Russell, Karin Wolfe (London: British School at Rome, 2010), 293-301.
  • "'Poor Painting' and the Fortunes of Salvator Rosa," Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) e il suo tempo, eds. Sybille Ebert-Schifferer, Helen Langdon, Caterina Volpi (Rome: Campisano Editore, 2010) 121-135.
  • Book Review: Elizabeth Eger and Lucy Peltz. Brilliant Women: 18th-Century Bluestockings. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008. CAA Reviews online 2009
  • "Pulling Parrhasius's Curtain: Trickery and Fakery in the Roman Art World," Regarding Romantic Rome, ed. Richard Wrigley (Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang, 2007) 17-37.
  • "Angelica in Love: Gossip, Rumor, Romance, and Scandal, Angelica Kauffman," A Woman of Immense Talent, Tobias G. Natter, ed. (Vorarlberger Landesmuseum, Bregenz and Hatje Cantz, 2007)
  • "Matrons and Patrons: Angelica Kauffman's Classical History Paintings, "Women, Art and the Politics of Identity in Eighteenth-Century Europe, M. Hyde and J. Milam, eds, (Ashgate, 2003) pp. 188-210.
  • "Rethinking Art in Eighteenth-Century Rome," Art Bulletin, LXXXIII/1, March 2001, pp.135-144.
  • "Angelika Kauffmann e gli artisti inglesi a Roma," Angelika Kauffmann e Roma, exh. cat., O. Sandner, ed. (Rome, 1998)


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