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Title Cymon and Iphigenia
Artist Kauffman, Angelica
Date ca. 1780
Medium oil
Support canvas
Dimensions 24 1/2 inches (sight diameter)

Inscription NA
Credit line Gift of Alicia Hopton Middleton
Accession Number 1937.005.0015
Collection Painting
Description Enjoying international success as a painter of portraits and mythological, historical, and literary subjects, Kauffman was especially admired in England, where she was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy of Arts. After 1781 Kauffman settled in Rome and developed a fashionable clientele that included many Grand Tour visitors and European aristocrats.

Eighteenth- and nineteenth- century Charlestonians participated in the Grand Tour tradition. The painting of Cymon and Iphigenia was probably purchased by a member of the Middleton family in the 1780s. Nathaniel Russell Middleton exhibited it at the Carolina Art Association in 1858.
Subjects Allegories
Figures
Nudes