Self-Portrait with a Harp  1791

by Rose-Adélaïde Ducreux

This work has been identified with a self-portrait that Mademoiselle Ducreux exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1791. The sitter's graceful pose and the sumptuous fabrics were admired by contemporary critics. [br] Although harps were popular accessories for portraits in this period, Rose Adélaïde Ducreux really was both a talented artist and a gifted musician. She was the da...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art