By Video Editor 4:22 pm PST

Fiona Alderton takes a tour of some of the paintings painted by women in the National Gallery collection, including:

  • Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, who painted portraits of Marie Antoinette and fled the French Revolution
  • Rosa Bonheur, who obtained the French authorities’ permission to wear men’s clothes so she could paint without harassment,
  • Rachel Ruysch, whose Dutch still life masterpieces often sold for more in her lifetime than Rembrandt’s did in his, and many more.