The painting appears, after cleaning, to be an autograph replica of a picture, the original of which was painted in Brussels in 1782 in free imitation of Rubens's 'Chapeau de Paille', which Vigée Le Brun had seen in Antwerp. It was exhibited in Paris in 1782 at the Salon de la Correspondance. Vigée Le Brun's original is recorded in a private collection in France.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1755 - 1842
Full title
Self Portrait in a Straw Hat
Date made
after 1782
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
97.8 x 70.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1897
Inventory number
NG1653
Location in Gallery