Imogen Tedbury is a curator of art at the Queen’s House, Royal Museums Greenwich

Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Roundel (late 1470s–mid 1480s), Sandro Botticelli. Private collection

The blingy side of Botticelli

The painter’s use of gold in his works suggests a debt to earlier artists – and reveals a more antiquarian side of 15th-century Florence

17 Jul 2022
Mary Wollstonecraft (detail; c. 1797), John Opie. National Portrait Gallery, London

‘That hyena in petticoats’: how artists have portrayed Mary Wollstonecraft

The pioneering advocate for women’s rights has inspired many attempts to catch her likeness and spirit – but what can these portraits tell us about her legacy?

17 Nov 2020
Millicent Fawcett (detail; 1898), Theodore Blake Wirgman. Royal Holloway, University of London

Vote winner – a newly discovered portrait of Millicent Fawcett is a significant find

The painting at Royal Holloway presents a more reflective side of the tireless campaigner

12 May 2020