Autoportrait Day 200~ All-Star Day

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

Today we celebrate a few of the talented women who have been rescued from the fog of time. Their self-portraits are now among the most cited on the internet when discussing the history of female painters.
As always, you will find links in the captions that will lead to biographies and information about each work.

1. Self-Portrait by Catharina van Hemessen, 1548 / Tempera on oak wood / Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

2. Self-Portrait by Sofonisba Anguissola, 1556 / Oil on canvas / Łańcut Castle, Poland

3. Self-Portrait in the Studio by Lavinia Fontana, 1579 / Oil on copper / Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

4. Self-portrait by Judith Leyster, c.1630 / Oil on canvas / National Gallery of Art, DC

5. Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, c. 1638–39 / Oil on canvas / British Royal Collection, UK

6. Self-portrait by Angelica Kauffman, c.1770/1775 / Oil on canvas / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

7. Self-portrait in a Straw Hat by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1782 / Oil on canvas / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

8. Self-Portrait by Marie-Gabrielle Capet, c.1783 / Oil on canvas / National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan

9. Self-Portrait with Two Pupils by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, 1785 / Oil on canvas / Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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Born December 13~ Hedda Morrison

Hedda Morrison (December 13, 1908-December 3, 1991) was a German photographer who created historically significant documentary images of Beijing, Hong Kong, and Sarawak from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Two Taoist priests below the fairy palm cliff by Hedda Morrison
1935 / Gelatin silver photograph / 11 5/8″x9″ / National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic, AU

Hedda Morrison on Artnet:

Further reading:

Born November 26~ Kara Walker

Kara Elizabeth Walker (born November 26, 1969) is a contemporary African-American artist known for her exploration of race, stereotypes, gender, and identity throughout American history.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Pack-Mules in the Mountains, from the portfolio Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) by Kara Walker
2005 / Offset lithograph and screenprint on paper / 53”x39” / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

Kara Walker on Artnet:

Further reading: