About this artwork

Novosielski, the son of an émigré Polish Count, trained as an architect. He designed the King’s Theatre, London (1790-91), a plan of which he holds here. The picture, along with a lost portrait of his wife, was finished in March 1792 in Rome. Kauffmann spent her early years in Italy, moving to London in 1766, where she was a founder member of the Royal Academy and friend of Sir Joshua Reynolds. She married the artist Antonio Zucchi and moved to Rome in 1781.

  • title:
    Michael Novosielski (1750 - 1795)
  • accession number:
    NG 651
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1791
  • measurements:
    128.00 x 101.60 cm (framed: 148.59 x 123.83 x 8.57 cm)
  • credit line:
    Bequest of Mrs Elizabeth Stewart 1879
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Angelica Kauffmann

Angelica Kauffmann