The Easel

Meet Baroque’s Leading Lady Michaelina Wautier, the Art Market’s Latest Rediscovery

In 1979 when Germaine Greer wrote a history of women artists, she credited just four paintings to the Baroque painter Wautier. That number is now 30, including works previously credited to her brother. Their quality has earned her a first ever survey show. Such “rediscoveries” reflect the efforts of many, including a group focused on identifying Renaissance women artists, described here.