Works by women artists have been of increased interest in the last fifty years, but one of the challenges remains locating and authenticating examples of women's artistic practice. Museum collections, often initiated in the nineteenth century, tended to rely on forms of evidence and collecting practices that diminished the likelihood of women's artworks being collected. The chapter chaptures the interplay of art historical writing and museum collecting practices to trace the ways in which nineteenth-century views of women's artistic practice worked against the recognition of women's earlier contributions to creative culture and left a legacy of omission that is proving challenging to reverse.
|Title of host publication||Recovering Women's Past|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Epistemologies, New Ventures|
|Publisher||University of Nebraska Press|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2023|
|Name||Women and Gender in the Early Modern World|
|Publisher||Nebraska University Press|