A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries
Marianne North (October 24, 1830-August 30, 1890) was an English botanical artist, writer, and world traveler who visited 15 countries in 14 years.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_North
Honeyflowers and Honeysuckers, South Africa by Marianne North
c.1882 / Oil on board / 20″x13-3/4″ / Marianne North Gallery, Kew Gardens, London, UK
Marianne North on Art UK: https://artuk.org/visit/venues/marianne-north-gallery-5000
Mary Anderson Grierson (September 27, 1912-January 30, 2012) was a Welsh-born Scottish illustrator and longtime staff artist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Grierson
Epigeneium Coelogyne by Mary Grierson
ND / Watercolor on paper / 15-3/4″x11-2/5″ / Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew, London, UK
Mary Grierson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/mary-grierson/
Elfriede Martha Abbe (1919–2012) was an American sculptor, wood engraver, and botanical illustrator.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elfriede_Abbe
Elfriede Abbe at Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY
c.1880 / From the book Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de L’Ile de Java by Berthe Hoola van Nooten
Published by C. Muquardt, Brussels / Various collections, including Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO
Early 1880s / Oil on board / 20”x14” / Marianne North Gallery, Kew Gardens, London, UK
See also: March 11~ Women’s History Month in visual arts