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Behind many of the leading male artists of the Renaissance and Early Modern periods were countless wives, sisters and daughters who played a pivotal role in those artists' success. 

In this video, Maria Alambritis and Imogen Tedbury introduce us to four women and their stories: Nicolosia Mantegna, Marietta Robusti, Agnes Dürer, and Margaret van Eyck.

This video was produced for the 'Women and the Arts Forum: Women artists and the National Gallery', which took place on International Women's Day, 8 March 2022. It was supported by The Diane Apostolos-Cappadona Trust in honour of Stacia Apostolos.

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