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Agostino Carlini; Francesco Bartolozzi; Giovanni Battista Cipriani, 1777, by John Francis Rigaud. Three Italian-born artists who made their careers in England and who were all founder-members of the Royal Academy. Carlini is shown with a sculptor's hammer, Bartolozzi with an engraver's burin, and Cipriani, sitting before the easel, has a palette and a brush in his hand.

Giovanna Baccelli, Italian dancer, 1782, Thomas Gainsborough. She was a principal ballerina in London at the King's Theatre, Haymarket, where she first appeared in 1774. She reached the peak of her acclaimed career during the 1780-1 season when she appeared with Gaetan Vestris and his son Auguste in several important ballets devised by Noverre. Baccelli was equally known as the last and most enduring mistress of John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset (1745-99). Tate

Self Portrait, 1745, William Hoare RA (c.1707–1792) was an English portraitist, painter and printmaker; he was the leading Portraitist at Bath, until the arrival in the town of Thomas Gainsborough. Noted for his pastels, he was a foundation member of the Royal Academy. He came to Bath in 1738 and established himself as a portrait painter. He worked in Bath just as the city was becoming a resort. This meant that there was a constant and changing stream of people wanting their portraits…

Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt, (1723-1783), Margravine of Baden, 1745,by Jean-Étienne Liotard Dilettante artist, scientist, collector. Learned, spoke 5 languages, corresponded with Voltaire and made Karlsruhe a cultural center. Member of the court orchestra, painted in water colors and had a laboratory set up in the Karlsruhe palace. Her collections form the foundation of the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe and the Karlsruhe museum of natural science.