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From teenage prodigies to a botanical expert commanding higher prices in her day than Rembrandt, find out more about some of the women artists in the collection and their pioneering paintings and careers. 

Fiona's selection for the video includes:

Messengers by Bridget Riley

Portrait of a Man by Catharina van Hemessen

Alexandrine-Emilie Brongniart by Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

A Boy and a Girl with a Cat and an Eel by Judith Leyster

Flowers in a Glass Vase by Rachel Ruysch

Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Artemisia Gentileschi

Portrait of a Woman by Catharina van Hemessen

Self Portrait in a Straw Hat by Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur

Summer's Day by Berthe Morisot

International Women's Day

We're celebrating some of the extraordinary women artists in our collection with events, films, and features
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