Born in Berlin in 1721, Anna Dorothea Therbusch received her early training as a painter from her father, the court artist Georg Lisiewsky, but as the wife of an innkeeper and mother of five children she was unable to devote herself to painting until she reached her forties. She soon made up for lost time; her talents swiftly brought her renown as a portraitist, with clients including Frederick the Great, the eminent salonnière Henriette Herz and the physician and botanist Christian Andreas Cothenius. This survey at the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin (3 December–10 April 2022), marking the tercentenary of her birth, brings together almost all the works by Therbusch housed in the collections of Berlin’s state museums. Find out more from the Gemäldegalerie’s website.
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