Elisabeth Sophia Cheron.Uxor Jacobi le Hay, Picturae, Poeseos, Musicae, ceterarumque liberalium artium laude, tum omni actione vitae clarissima. Obiit III. Non. Septemb: Anno. M.DCCXI. Vixit annos ad 63.
Engraving. Plate178 x 107mm. 7 x 4¼".
A self-portrait of Élisabeth Sophie Chéron (1648-1711) is remembered today primarily as a French painter. She was only the fourth woman to be admitted to the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture at the age of just 22. She is also recognised in her own time as a gifted poet and musician but is celebrated today as an influential trailblazer for women artists of the 17th and 18th century. Plate 1 from "Pierres Antiques Gravées Tirées des Principaux Cabinets de la France".
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