A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries
Berthe Constance Ursule Art (December 26, 1857-February 27, 1934) was a Belgian painter and pastelist. She exhibited her work at Chicago’s World Columbian Exposition in 1893 and at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900.
Google translation of biography on German Wikipedia: https://bit.ly/3q5kVUj
Blue Macaws by Berthe Art
ND / Pastel on paper / 31″x24-2/5″ / KMSKA: Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium
Berthe Art on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/berthe-art/
Google translation of “Feminine Art” blog post: https://bit.ly/3p75Dzp
Anna Maria van Schurman (November 5, 1607-May 4, 1678) was a Dutch painter, engraver, poet, and scholar. A highly educated woman, she excelled in art, music, and literature, and became proficient in fourteen languages.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Maria_van_Schurman
Self portrait by Anna Maria van Schurman
c.1640 / Pastel on paper / 12-3/5″x9-4/5″ / Museum Martena, Franeker, The Netherlands
Anna Maria van Schurman on Google Arts & Culture: https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/m0955g1
Eva Gonzalès (April 19, 1849-May 6, 1883) was a French Impressionist painter and pastellist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Gonzal%C3%A8s
Girl Awakening by Eva Gonzalès
1877-1878 / Oil on canvas / 32″x39 2/5″ / Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Eva Gonzalès on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/eva-gonzal%C3%A8s/
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/
1900 / Oil on canvas / 26 3/4”x29” / Musée d’Orsay, Paris
c.1900 / Pastel and graphite on light brown laid paper / 20 5/8”“x24”
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
[Odilon Redon’s] first portrait commission resulted in two portraits of Baroness Cécile de Domecy, the wife of Baron Robert de Domecy, one of his most prominent patrons. The first of the two, never exhibited in Redon’s lifetime, is now in the collection of the Musée d’Orsay and was completed in 1900; it was acquired in 1994 and had been entirely unknown up to that time. The second, which entered the Getty Center’s collection in 2005, had been exhibited in 1903 but was then unseen for the next 80-plus years; its exact date of completion is unknown. Redon created these works in tandem with his first large decorative commission, a set of fifteen panels for the Domecy’s dining room.
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Chromolithographic reproduction of pastel sketches; used as front piece for “The Eruption of Krakatoa, and Subsequent Phenomena:
Report of the Krakatoa committee of the Royal Society (1888)” / 11 3/5”x8 1/2” / Houghton Library, Harvard University
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