8 July 2009
Attributed to Angelica Kauffmann (Chur, Graubünden 1741-1807 Rome)
Portrait of the artist as Hebe, half-length
oil on canvas
30¼ x 25 in. (76.8 x 63.5 cm.)
with Sabin, London, 21 August 1953 (according to a label on the reverse).
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Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, Famous British Women Artists, 1953, no. 55, as 'Angelica Kauffmann, Self-Portrait'.
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We are grateful to Dr. Bettina Baumgärtel for suggesting that this portrait should be catalogued as 'Circle' of Kauffman.
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