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Self Portrait in a Straw Hat - Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun - Framed art Print

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Regular price £45.00 (Unframed)

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Type: Print On Demand Image

Collections: Classics & Masters,  Figurative,  Hats,  National Gallery,  Portraits & Faces,  Pre 1900,  Rococo,  Self Portrait,  


  • Framed Rococo art print (40 x 32 cm) by Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun.
  • Buy this print framed for £155.
  • Buy this print unframed for £45.
  • Framed Size is 40 x 32 cm.
  • Other print sizes and frame styles are available.
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About this artwork

Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun created this self-portrait back in 1782. Her pose echoes the style of Peter Paul Ruben's 'Portrait of Susanna Lunden'. She's looking straight into the eyes of the viewer, palette and brush in hand, signifying her profession. However, she also manages to present herself as a stylish woman of the society. Taking her pose outdoors, she manages to imitate the play of light seen in Ruben's portrait. The National Gallery has approved this print as it matches the original in colour. Plus, every purchase made contributes to the museum's work.



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About the artist

At just 15, Louise Elisabeth Vigeé Le Brun (1755-1842) was an established painter, earning commissions which were unfortunately pocketed by her unscrupulous stepfather. To escape his exploitation, she married and journeyed through the Netherlands, perfecting her craft inspired by the Old Masters. However, her husband also sought profit from her talents. Salvation came in the form of teenage queen, Marie-Antoinette, who offered refuge at Versailles. There, amidst rumours of hired assistants and liaisons with courtesans, Vigeé Le Brun painted and encapsulated the queen's idyllic retreat. As the French Revolution ensued, Marie Antoinette's support couldn't shield her forever. Vigeé Le Brun, alongside her young daughter, escaped France, wandering Europe and subsisting on their artistic earnings. In her own words, "painting and living have always been synonymous".

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