Self-portrait with Keys, Ottilie W. Roederstein
Ottilie W. Roederstein
Self-portrait with Keys
Back to top

Ottilie W. Roederstein

Self-portrait with Keys, 1936

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


About the Work

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.

Work Data

Work Content

Research and Discussion

Similar works

  • All

More to discover


Do you have any suggestions, questions or information about this work?

Last update