Autoportrait Day 258~ Maria Walpurgis

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

Princess, composer, singer, harpsichordist, painter, pastellist, poet, librettist, and patron of the arts Maria Antonia Walpurgis Symphorosa (1724-1780)

1. Self-portrait, c.1767–1772 / Oil on canvas / Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

2. Based on a pastel self-portrait, 1764 / Engraving / British Museum, London, UK

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Autoportrait Day 243~ Juliette Roche

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

French painter and writer Juliette Roche (1884–1980)

Portrait of the artist in Serrières, c.1920/25 / Oil on cardboard / Fondation Albert Gleizes, Paris, FR

(She has a few self-portraits here and there on the internet, but mostly small or people’s personal snapshots and usually without any information. Very frustrating!)

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Autoportrait Day 190~ Sarah Bernhardt

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

Actress, artist, and writer Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)

1. Self-Portrait as a Chimera, c.1880 / Bronze
Various collections including Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

2. Self-Portrait as Roland’s Daughter, 1876 / Terracotta / The Jewish Museum, NYC

3. Self-Portrait, 1910 / Oil on canvas / Bemberg Foundation, Toulouse, France

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Autoportrait Day 189~ Alison Bechdel

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

Cartoonist, writer, and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel (born 1960)

1. Self portrait as Harriet the Spy, published in New York Times July 26, 2012

2. Self portrait for The New Yorker, published April 16, 2012

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Why Alison Bechdel’s ‘Dykes to Watch Out For’ is still popular after nearly 40 years
https://www.mprnews.org/episode/2022/07/06/why-is-alison-bechdels-dykes-to-watch-out-for-still-popular-after-nearly-40-years

Read the 1985 comic strip that inspired the Bechdel Test.
https://lithub.com/read-the-1985-comic-strip-that-inspired-the-bechdel-test/

Autoportrait Day 176~ Louise Jopling

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

Painter, writer, and educator Louise Jopling (1843-1933)

1. Self Portrait of Artist at Easel, 1875 / Oil on Canvas / Private collection

2. Self-portrait No 2 in Red, 1875/1878 / Oil on panel / Private collection

3. Self Portrait, 1877 / Oil on panel / Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

4. Self-Portrait No. 4, 1888 / Pastel on paper / Jopling family collection
Unfortunately, the only image I could find was a small one in a pdf file: http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/146789/1/146789.pdf

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Autoportrait Day 171~ Mary Seton Watts

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

English artist, designer, and social reformer
Mary Seton Fraser Tytler Watts (1849-1938)

Self-Portrait, 1882 / Watercolor on paper / Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey, UK

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Autoportrait Day 160~ Niki de Saint Phalle

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

French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)

Self-portrait, c.1958-1959 / Plaster and mixed media on wood / Owned by Niki Charitable Art Foundation, Santee, USA

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Niki Charitable Art Foundation
http://nikidesaintphalle.org/niki-de-saint-phalle/biography/#1930-1949