Autoportrait Day 269~ Ethel Walker

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

Scottish painter Dame Ethel Walker DBE ARA (1861-1951)

1. Self Portrait in a Green Blouse, ND / Oil on canvas / Private collection

2. Self-Portrait, c.1925 / Oil on canvas / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

3. Self-Portrait, c.1930 / Oil on canvas / Tate, London, UK

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Autoportrait Day 268~ Louise Nevelson

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

American sculptor and artist Louise Nevelson (1899-1988)

1. Self-Portrait, c.1935 / Oil on board / The Jewish Museum, NY, NY

2. Self-Portrait, c.1935-1940 / Pen and ink / Private collection

3. Untitled (Self-Portrait), c.1938 / Ink and watercolor on paper / National Portrait Gallery, DC

4. Self-Portrait: Silent Music IV, 1964 / Wood painted black / Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan

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Autoportrait Day 263~ Violante Siriès Cerroti

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

Italian painter Violante Beatrice Siriès Cerroti (1709–1783)

1. Self-portrait, 1740-1760 / Oil on canvas / Piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

2. Self-portrait, 1736 / Oil on canvas / Piazzale degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

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Autoportrait Day 262~ Lois Mailou Jones

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

American artist and educator Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998)

1. Self Portrait, N/D / Painting / Location?

2. Self Portrait, 1940 / Casein on board / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

3. Under the Influence of the Masters, 1939 / Gray-wash watercolor / Front page of the Negro History Bulletin, Volume 2, issue 7
“A year later [1940], Jones produced an oil self-portrait with the same short hairstyle as the anonymous painter in the [Negro History Bulletin] watercolor, in a similar smock and collared shirt, suggesting she also had depicted herself in the earlier work.”

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Autoportrait Day 261~ Anonymous Mughal Artist

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

Anonymous artist, 17th century Mughal India

The Emperor Jahangir in the Zenana, c.1620 / Brush ink, opaque pigments, and gold on paper, laid on 19th century floral album page / Private collection

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“The group at the bottom left corner includes a woman holding an album or portfolio, a well-known sign in the work of artists…that is taken to mean that this is a self-portrait of the artist of the main picture.”
From Indian and Persian Painting 1590-1840