A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries
Lucia Fairchild Fuller (December 6, 1870-May 21, 1924) was an American painter and member of the New Hampshire Cornish Art Colony. She was a founding member and treasurer of the American Society of Miniature Painters.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucia_Fairchild_Fuller
Clara B. Fuller by Lucia Fairchild Fuller
1898 / Watercolor on ivory / 4-1/2″x2-13/16″ / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Lucia Fairchild Fuller on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/lucia-fairchild-fuller/
Anna Waser (October 16, 1678-September 20, 1714) was a Swiss miniature painter, draftsman, etcher, and calligrapher. She received her first drawing and painting lessons at the age of 12. Almost all of Waser’s work has been lost.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Waser
Portrait of Mr. Sulzer from Winterthur by Anna Waser
ND / 4-1/3″x3-1/10″ / Watercolor on parchment / Private collection
Anna Waser on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/anna-waser/
https://www.sikart.ch/KuenstlerInnen.aspx?id=4022965 (in German)
“Anna Waser Swiss painter”, Google translation: https://bit.ly/3AKIvcn
“The tragic life of the first Swiss painter”, Google translation: https://bit.ly/3DIPKDy
Alexandrina Robertson Harris (July 11, 1886–February 1978) was a Scottish-born American painter of portrait miniatures.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandrina_Robertson_Harris
Jacqueline Cochran by Alexandrina Robertson Harris
c.1950 / Watercolor on ivory / 3-1⁄2″x2-3⁄4″ / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC
Alexandrina Robertson Harris on Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (April 11, 1749-April 24, 1803) was a French painter who was a master at miniatures, pastels, and portraiture.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad%C3%A9la%C3%AFde_Labille-Guiard
Louise-Elisabeth of France, Duchess of Parma by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard
1788 / Oil on canvas / 107″x63″ / Palace of Versailles, France
Adélaïde Labille-Guiard on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ad%C3%A9la%C3%AFde-labille-guiard/