Trivium Art HistoryAngelica Kauffmann

Self Portrait

Self Portrait, 1775 — Angelica Kauffmann
73.7 cm61 cm

Self Portrait is a Neoclassical, Oil on Canvas Painting created by Angelica Kauffmann from 1770 to 1775. It lives at the National Portrait Gallery, London in London. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Portraits, and Self-portraits. Source

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.

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