Carolyn James as 'Portrait of the Artist by Herself,' 1923
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Carolyn James, the daughter of Edward and Alnah James of Portland, who was about 21, poses as Portrait of the Artist, by Herself.
Marie Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun (1755-1842) painted the self-portrait at Florence in 1790.
James was part of an "Exhibition of Pictures" at First Parish Church in Portland. Church members dressed as 29 different portraits and posed inside a large gold frame. Historical information and music accompanied the art. Her sister Miriam also participated in the event, posing as Da Forli's Angel with Viol.
- Title: Carolyn James as 'Portrait of the Artist by Herself,' 1923
- Creation Date: 1923-12-15
- Subject Date: 1923-12-15
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 25 cm x 20 cm
- Local Code: Photographs--Portland-Churches--First Parish
- Object Type: Image
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Maine Historical Society
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First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--Exhibitions & displays
Vigee-Lebrun, Louise-Elisabeth, 1755-1842--Portrayals
First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--Social aspects
First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--Performances
Vigee-Lebrun, Louise-Elisabeth, 1755-1842--Portraits
First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--People