LISIEWSKA, Anna Dorothea
(b. 1721, Berlin, d. 1782, Berlin)

Self-Portrait

1776-77
Oil on canvas, 151 x 115 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

This self-portrait of the artist is her best work. Partly unfinished, it is a monument to the artist's self-scrutiny. She shows herself reading, not painting, and hides her right hand. A pendant likeness of her husband is lost.