Katlijne Van der Stighelen is a Professor of Art History at the Catholic University of Leuven.

Portrait of Two Girls as the Saints Agnes and Dorothy, (n.d.) Michaelina Wautier. Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp.

‘Doing justice to an artist no one knows is quite an undertaking’

The first exhibition devoted to the Flemish painter Michaelina Wautier has been a 25-year-long labour of love for its curator