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Self Portrait in a Straw Hat: P.14972-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Self Portrait in a Straw Hat
Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun


Printmaker: Bridgwater, Henry Scott
Printer: T. Ross & Son
Publisher: Colnaghi
Publisher: Stiefbold & Co
Painter: Vigée-Lebrun, Marie Louise Elisabeth (After)




After the painting by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1782; Private Collection, France; autograph replica, National Gallery, London, NG1653, bought in 1897). Portrait, three-quarter length to front, wearing a straw hat decorated with flowers and an ostrich feather. She holds a palette and brushes in her left hand with her left elbow resting on a table. In the same direction as the painting.

Acquisition and important dates

by Unknown


19th Century
Production date: AD 1898


Mezzotint on chine collé. Artist's proof, from an edition of 250. The painter's signature and date of 1789 are reproduced on the plate at lower right. Signed in pencil by the printmaker below the image at lower right: 'H Scott Bridgwater'. Publication details and printer's name are engraved in the upper margins: 'Copyright 1898 by Messrs P & D Colnaghi & Co, Publishers, 13 and 14 Pall Mall East, London, and Messrs Stiefbold & Co, Berlin Printed by T. Ross & Son'. A Printsellers' Association blindstamp (Lugt 2050), with the code "FID", at lower left. The British Museum has an impression of an Artist's Proof before lettering (1930,0711.6) which bears the PSA stamp with code "OON".

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14972-R
Primary reference Number: 240020
Chaloner Smith: undescribed
Lugt: 2050
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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