Gabrielle Capet’s Collective Self-Portrait: Women and Artistic Legacy in Post-Revolutionary France

Gabrielle Capet’s Collective Self-Portrait: Women and Artistic Legacy in Post-Revolutionary France

Séverine Sofio An insignificant self-portrait in a glorious studio scene? At the Salon of 1808, Gabrielle Capet exhibited a small painting originally entitled Portrait of the Late Madame Vincent (Fig. 1).[1] It is this title, more than the work’s densely populated fifteen-figure composition, which indicates that the painting’s real subject…

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Mary Moser: Portraitist

Mary Moser: Portraitist

Paris A. Spies-Gans Mary Moser’s career has long been circumscribed by portraiture—a hemming in that dates almost exactly to her elevation as a founding member of London’s Royal Academy of Arts in 1768. A celebrated flower painter, Moser, later Lloyd (1744-1819), was one of only two women Academicians elected before…

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