Royal Female School of Art

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Life class at the Royal Female School of Art, 1868

The Royal Female School of Art was a professional institution for the training of women in fine art. It was founded in 1842, and was known by several names and was housed in various locations in London, including Queen Square and Gower Street, before being merged with The Central School of Arts and Crafts.[1]

Notable students and faculty included:

The Royal Female School of Art Foundation continues to work to support students accessing art education.[2]


  1. ^ "UCL Bloomsbury Project". Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  2. ^ "Trustees - Royal Female School of Art Foundation". 2019-09-15.

Further reading[edit]

  • Royal Female School of Art History [1]
  • Chalmers, F. Graeme (1995). "Fanny McIan and London's Female School of Design, 1842-57: "My Lords and Gentlemen, Your Obedient and Humble Servant"?". Woman's Art Journal. 16 (2): 3–9. doi:10.2307/1358568