Carolyn James as 'Portrait of the Artist by Herself,' 1923
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.
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: Photograph
- Dimensions (cm): 25 x 20
- Local Code: Photographs--Portland-Churches--First Parish
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--Performances
First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--Social aspects
Vigee-Lebrun, Louise-Elisabeth, 1755-1842--Portrayals
First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--Exhibitions & displays
Vigee-Lebrun, Louise-Elisabeth, 1755-1842--Portraits
First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--People
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.