by Angelica Kauffmann
oil on canvas, circa 1770-1775
29 in. x 24 in. (737 mm x 610 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), Painter. Sitter in 7 portraits, Artist associated with 21 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), Painter. Artist associated with 21 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
This portraitback to top
In this self portrait, Kauffmann holds a portfolio and 'porte-crayon', containing her charcoal. She wears an imaginary, 'classical' garment which refers to her place in a lineage of artists. By distancing herself from society and fashion, and depicting herself with the tools of her trade, she makes claims for her principle identity as artist rather than woman.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 298
- Ribeiro, Aileen, The Gallery of Fashion, 2000, p. 16
- Rideal, Liz, Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by Women Artists, 2001 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 12 September 2001 to 20 January 2002), p. 37
- Rideal, Liz, Insights: Self-portraits, 2005, p. 7
- Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 48
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 345
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by women artists (12 September 2001 - 20 January 2002)
See this portrait
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery