Self Portrait1640 by Anna Maria Van Schurman

"In this image, she combined the techniques of engraving and etching. ...As the inscription on the oval frame tells us, the artist made this work in 1640 when she was 33 years old. The Latin inscription at the bottom is addressed to her friends, to whom she sent this portrait. It reads, “See my likeness depicted in this portrait:/May your favor perfect the work where art has failed.” - See more at: http://nmwa.org/works/self-portrait-0#sthash.oBZCpida.dpuf
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Tags: engraving
Media: etching