Louise Charlotte de Neufville-Ritter (1779-1859)

[Antique drawing/tekening] Self-portrait of Louise Charlotte De Neufville-Ritter as personification of Pictura, ca. 1800.

Beautiful drawing by Louise Charlotte De Neufville-Ritter.

She portrayed herself as a personification of Pictura, sitting beside a table with a skull, the bust of Homer, a sculpture and a drawing; she is holding a palette and brushes, she’s gazing at a painting on an easel. She is sitting in an ideal classical looking interior with a colonnade ending behind her and decorated with a green curtain. The painter is dressed in antique fashion in a white dress with a fallen shoulder pad, uncovering partially her breasts. A darker robe probably covering her shoulder has also fallen; only a small portion hangs from her right shoulder. Her skin is very pale, reminding the texture of a sculpture; almost like a goddess, she wears sandals, a hairband and a golden armband, around her forearm. On the table Greek statues and a skull (schedel).

Signed on the bottom right: ‘L: C: de Neufville née Ritter inv: t et pinx:t.’ To be dated around 1800.

Drawing on paper; pen and brush in grey, brush in color, framing line in pen brown ink; total: 128 x 99 mm. In great condition.

Incl. BTW  1210,00

Excl. BTW  1.000,00

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