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May 08, 2012

Favorites:Portrait of an Artist in her Studio

Unidentified Artist (French, active late 18th to early 19th century), Portrait of an Artist in her Studio, ca. 1790, oil on canvas
29 x 27½ in. (76 x 70 cm). Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. Gift of The Samuel H. Kress Foundation; transfer from the New Jersey State Museum. Photo Jack Abraham.
Check out the details in this beautiful painting! I love her palette!
Such a cool family photo, she even has the dog in there!







7 comments

  1. Love her gown and earrings. Lovely portrait.

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  2. @Vic I totally agree. The earrings are amazing. I actually can't think of another portrait with similar earrings.
    Anyone?

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  3. "I think I'll put on all my best silks and make an oil painting! Woo!"

    I know it's not one of the messier styles of painting but really, you'd think she'd at least have an apron...

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  4. Hi Lauren!

    Please have a look at this portrait! Similar earrings?

    http://www.ladyreading.net/labille-guiard/big/selve.jpg

    Dmitry

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  5. Marguerite Gerard never married. You're saying she did a self-portrait showing her painting her husband? You must have some other painter in mind.

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    1. Hi Jan, thanks for the comment. This is an older post and I believe I had pulled the title information from art stor. I just double checked my source, the official title is "Portrait of an Artist in her Studio" so possibly not Marguerite at all!

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    2. Another source for title information for this work.

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