Proud Scottish Enlightenment Selfie! David Martin (1737-1797), 1760, was a British painter and engraver. Born in Fife, he studied in London and Italy, before gaining a reputation as a portrait painter. Martin painted over 300 portraits in his lifetime. One of the earliest independent ones is the 1767 one of Benjamin Franklin (now in the White House, Washington, DC). His most influential works depict Scottish Enlightenment figures like the chemist Joseph Black and the philosopher David Hume.
Portrait of Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - ca. 1900 - Sir James Jebusa Shannon.
Edward Burne-Jones, c1886, Study ‘St Mary Magdalen
Loyal Royalist Selfie! Joseph Boze (ca. 1746–1826) was a French portrait & miniature painter born at Les Martigues (Bouches-du-Rhône). He painted the portraits of Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette, and, being devoted to the court and the royal family, narrowly escaped the guillotine. He was thrown into prison, but the fall of Robespierre set him at liberty, and he came to England, where he remained until the restoration. He died in Paris in 1826. His own portrait is among his drawings in the…