Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann
(Polish, 1819 - 1881)
Self-Portrait in front of the Easel
by Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann
A Danish painter born in Poland from German parents, her full name being Anna Maria Elisabeth Lisinska Jerichau-Baumann.

Born Zoliborz (Jolibord, Warsaw) 1819 – d. Copenhagen 1881.

In 1869-1870, Jerichau-Baumann traveled extensively in the Eastern Mediterranean (Constantinople) and Middle-East (Egypt), and again in 1874-1875, to Greece, Constantinople and Italy, accompanied by her son Harald Jerichau.

You can download a (valuable but incomplete) list of the artworks by Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann here (PDF, texts in Danish).

Literary works by Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann:

Ungdomserindringer (Youthful Memories), Copenhagen: Woldikes 1874.
Til Erindring om Harald Jerichau (In Memory of Harald Jerichau), Copenhagen 1879.
Brogede rejsebilleder (Motley Travel Pictures), Copenhagen 1881 (with 20 illustrations by the author and her son, Harald).

Excerpts from Jerichau-Baumann's Oriental travels (the Brogede rejsebilleder) are accessible in this modern Danish anthology of Danish travel writers: Adam Holm & Anders Jerichow (eds.): Orientalske rejser. Danskeres oplevelser blandt beduiner, haremskvinder og sultaner 1755-1946, Copenhagen 2010, p. 144 ff.

Main references (online access):

C.F. Bricka (ed.): Dansk biografisk Lexikon, Volume VIII (1894), pp. 438-441 (in Danish).

Entry in the Kunstindeks Danmark (Art Index Denmark)

Further References:

[1886] Nicolai Seidelin Bøgh: Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann, Copenhagen 1886 (in Danish).

[1996] Birgitte von Folsach: By the Light of the Crescent Moon. Images of the Near East in Danish art and literature, 1800-1875, Copenhagen: The David Collection 1996, pp. 83-89 (essential reading!).

[1997] Peter Nørgaard Larsen: Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann, Øregaard Museum and Fyns Kunstmuseum 1997 (in Danish).

[2005] Elisabeth Oxfeldt: Nordic Orientalism: Paris and the Cosmopolitan Imagination, 1800—1900, Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press 2005 (in the US distr. by Chicago UP).

[2006] Mary Roberts: "Harem Portraiture: Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann and the Egyptian Princess Nazli Hanim", in: Global/Local: Women Artists in the Nineteenth-century, eds. Deborah Cherry & Janice Helland, Farnham - London 2006, pp. 77-98.

[2007] Mary Roberts: Intimate Outsiders: The Harem in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman and Orientalist Art and Travel Literature, Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press 2007.

[2010] Julia Kuehn: "Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann, Egypt 1870", in: Victorian Literature and Culture 38,1 (2010), pp. 257-266.

[2010] Ragnheiður Ólafsdóttir: "Brogede Rejsebilleder (Motley Images of Travel) by Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann, Egypt 1870", in: Victorian Literature and Culture 38,1 (2010), pp. 267-284.

[2011] Max Bendixen: Verdensdamen Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann, Højbjerg: Saxo 2011.


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Name:Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann
Dates:1819 - 1881
Self Portraits
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Fyns Kunstmuseum(Denmark - Odense)1 artworks
Brighton and Hove Museums & Art Galleries(United Kingdom)1 artworks
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