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Another essay that also falls into this category is by art historian Leslie Brubaker and is entitled, "Memories of Helena: Patterns in Imperial Female Matronage in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries" (in Women, Men and Eunuchs, 52-75).
For it is through her matronage that painting becomes that art which bridges the intellect with the senses through the sensuously embodied medium of paint.
She authored The Artistic Matronage of Queen Charlotte (1744-1818): How a Queen Promoted Both Art and Female Artists in English Society (2011), and is co-editor (with Jennifer Germann) of Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe (forthcoming, Ashgate).