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Self-portrait, Marie Thérèse de Noireterre
  • Self-portrait, Marie Thérèse de Noireterre

    TitleSelf-portrait, Marie Thérèse de Noireterre
  • Technique/ MaterialWatercolour and gouache on ivory
  • DimensionsMått [dager]: (h x diam x diam) 7,3 cm
    Dimensions: (h x diam) 3,7 x 8,1 cm
  • DatingSigned 1795
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Marie-Thérèse Noireterre, French, born 1760, dead 1823
  • Depicted PersonFrench, born 1760, dead 1823
  • CategoryPaintings, Miniatures
  • Classificationpainting, Porträttminiatyr
  • Inventory No.NMB 2736
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2018 Hjalmar and Anna Wicander Fund
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Marie-Thérèse de Noireterre was a pupil of Academy member Adelaïde Labille-Guiard and, like MarieGabrielle Capet, chose to remain unmarried. Instead, she focused on a career as a celebrated portrait miniaturist with her own clientelle. She was never elected to the French Academy of Fine Arts, but was a member of the Royal Society of Arts in London. Mlle de Noireterre painted with a light touch and a psychological gaze. In this selfportrait, she is seen posing proudly beside her painting utensils.