"Angela Oberer has produced a study that is enjoyable to read, that is thoughtful and informative, and that is fully engaged with both historical materials and a wide array of scholarly sources. Carriera has regularly appeared in studies of women artists, but the construction of her celebrity in the eighteenth century has rarely been explored so thoroughly."
- Kathleen Nicholson, University of Oregon, Early Modern Women, Vol. 16 No. 2 (Spring 2022)
"Oberer deserves credit for her careful, painstaking revisionism. She has succeeded in assembling, mapping, and making accessible Rosalba Carriera’s substantial international networks and accounting for her numerous artistic achievements."
- Melissa Percival, University of Exeter, Journal18 (June 2021)
"In art historical scholarship, especially material published in English, Carriera and her work have been neglected in ways that the Grand Tourist from the 1720s, competing to gain a sitting with this famous Venetian artist, might struggle to comprehend. As the first monograph on Rosalba Carriera to be published in English, this new study goes some way to address this lacuna."
- Rosie Razzall, Curator of Prints and Drawings at Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle, Woman’s Art Journal, vol. 42, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2021)
"This new study admirably sets out to bring Carriera’s achievement to a wider audience, and makes a significant contribution to the study of women artists of the 18th century in the context of society’s gendered expectations."
- Christopher Baker, director of European
and Scottish Art and Portraiture at the National Galleries of Scotland, Apollo Magazine, Autumn 2020
"Who was the most celebrated Italian artist of the 18th century? A good case can be made for the miniaturist and portraitist in pastel, Rosalba Carriera. [...] Given the current intense interest in women artists, it is surprising how little attention has been paid to her. But Oberer’s thorough and scholarly study makes up for that neglect."
- Martin Gayford, Royal Academy Magazine, Autumn 2020
"Rosalba Carriera was the Queen of Pastel. [...] Now, with the release of a biography in English, maybe Carriera’s art historical value will match a bit of the esteem she commanded in her lifetime."
- Karen Chernick, Hyperallergic, Autumn 2020