Autoritratto (1839). Elisa Counis (Italian, 1812-1847).
Included in the exhibition, AUTORITRATTE, ”Artiste di capriccioso e destrissimo ingegno.” Galleria degli Uffizi. Sala delle Reali Poste. FIRENZE. 17 dicembre 2010 – 30 gennaio 2011.
Aimed to raise awareness of the women’s section of the rich collection of self-portraits preserved in the Uffizi. It is significant that, of the 1,700 works that make up this heritage, only 7% were made by women, and certainly not for a lack of style and skill.