Mary Beale

Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn by Mary Beale “All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn which is, most scandalously but rather appropriately, in Westminster Abbey, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.” So wrote Virginia Woolf in A Room of One’s [...]

Mary Beale

Mary Beale was a prolific, successful portrait painter but her name is little known outside experts in 17th Century English painting. As such, Mary is perfect for celebration in the We Are The 51 campaign to celebrate the achievements of women. Mary Beale was born in Suffolk, daughter of the rector [...]