Anna Waser, Swiss woman artist


Anna Waser, Self-portrait

Anna Waser (1678-1714) was the first famous Swiss woman artist.

She was lucky in that her family gave her much more education than usually for girls at that time.

In 1699-1702, she was court painter of Count Moritz zu Solms in Germany.

He was a relative of Amalia van Solms, depicted (unflatteringly) by Rembrandt.

Anna Waser made this self-portrait at thirteen years of age, depicting her depicting her painting teacher, at the beginning of her learning to paint.

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