Soon after his arrival in Rome in 1786 Goethe associated himself with Angelica Kauffmann. The house of Europe’s most famous woman painter at the time was one of the city’s most important social addresses. Kauffmann went to Italy as a young woman, was close to Winckelmann, and after living in London for several years, lived in Rome again from 1782. The portrait of a lady in a Turkish entari demonstrates what her portraits were famous for: the combination of classical forms with a sensitive, empathetic painterly manner.