Image Gallery

The selection of images on these pages creates a pictorial representation of the lives of our subjects, illustrating how they dressed, and how, where and when they lived. The selected images also draw connections between these early modern women philosophers and their male counterparts; many of them hint at the intellectual foment of this period.

Unless otherwise noted, the images below are in the public domain. You can find more detailed information regarding our image sourcing methodology and permissions process on the Methods page.




Du Châtelet

Princess Elisabeth


Van Schurman