More to explore:
1638 Elisabetta Sirani (Italian Baroque painter, 1638-1665) Self-Portrait 1658
1666 Giovanna Fratellini (Italian painter, 1666-1731) Self Portrait 1720
1632 Mary Beale (English portrait painter, 1632-1697) Self Portrait Holding a Painting of Her Sons c 1685
Judith Beheading Holofernes done by female painter Artemisia Gentileschi in the Baroque period.
Artemisia Gentileschi (Italian, 1692 - 1653), "Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting," 1630, Kensington Palace, London
And the original: Metsu_viola-de-gamba
Baroque Painting holding her little dog
Hortense Mancini Duchess of Mazarin (1646-1699) favourite niece of Cardinal Mazarin and a mistress of Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Self-Portrait - Joshua Reynolds
Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, 1606–1669). Self-Portrait in a Velvet Cap with Plume, 1638. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Julia H. Manges, in memory of her husband Dr. Morris Manges, 1960 (60.598.66) #mustache #movember
'Self-portrait with Woodcock' (c.1951) by Irish-born British/Portuguese painter Patrick Swift (1927-1983). Oil on canvas. via the painter's blog