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Title Female Portrait
Alternative Title Rosa Bonheur's Self-Portrait
Collection Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Artist Unknown
Previously attributed to Bonheur, Rosa (French animal painter, 1822-1899)
Date 1854 (dated)
Signed yes
Description This very small-scale painting shows a half-length female painter, holding a paint brush with her right hand and her palette of colours with her left hand.
Current Accession Number 230
Inscription front ll '[...] 1854.'
Subject portrait
Measurements 13.0 x 13 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Given by J. G. Graves 1942
Notes This painting has been known in the museum as Rosa Bonheur's Self-Portrait. However, the similarities to portraits of her are scarce and not convincing. Consequently, it seems more likely that this little painting is the representation of an anonymous nineteenth-century female painter.
Rights Owner Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Author Irene Galandra
 

 

 

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