Self-portrait with Keys, Ottilie W. Roederstein
Ottilie W. Roederstein
Self-portrait with Keys
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Ottilie W. Roederstein

Self-portrait with Keys, 1936


Dimensions
105.3 x 74.6 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2035
Acquisition
Acquired in 1952 as a bequest from Elisabeth H. Winterhalter
Status
Not on display

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Already at a very early stage, Roederstein was widely acclaimed as a portrait painter, whereby she also executed a variety of self-portraits. These reflect her preoccupation with her own self and her role as a female artist in the early twentieth century. In one of her last self-portraits, she once again emphasises her self-confidence and demonstrates her autonomous lifestyle. Dressed in masculine garments, she confidently stands face-to-face with the viewer. Like a lady of the house, she holds keys in her hand, although this may also be interpreted as the conclusion of her life’s work.

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28.05.2024