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Carolyn James as 'Portrait of the Artist by Herself,' 1923

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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.

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  • 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

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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