Travelling from Venice to Paris, we will follow the trailblazing painter Rosalba Carriera. A canny businesswoman, Carriera realised the potential of pastel painting and was soon working for the aristocratic clientele of the Grand Tour world. The British, French and German travellers flocked to secure commissions and visit her in her Venetian Palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal. In Paris she stunned the French establishment so much she was unanimously elected to the Royal Academy of painting. As a highly successful, unmarried woman of international fame, Rosalba Carriera was one of Europe’s great 18th century cultural celebrities.