For residents and local community alike, please join me on
Friday 18th November, 11.30am (for an hour)
at Barchester Southgate Beaumont Care Community, 15 Cannon Hill, Old Southgate, London N14 7DJ
to explore and discuss
“Self-Portrait with Two Pupils (Marie Gabrielle Capet and Marie Marguerite Carreaux de Rosemond)”
by French artist Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1749–1803) in 1785.
The painting is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York collection which has a fabulous online essay about the artist by Katharine Baetjer who notes:
The most important work by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard is her Self-Portrait with Two Pupils. Signed and dated 1785 and exhibited in the Salon of the same year, this lifesize, full-length portrait of a modern woman seated before her easel teaching younger women to paint by her example is a bold statement.