A self-portrait by Marie-Geneviève Bouliard (1763-1825). Very little is known about Bouliard's personal life. She was the daughter of a tailor and studied under Joseph Siffrein Duplessis. In 1791, she won the prize of encouragement at the Salon; that year, non-academics were exceptionally allowed to exhibit at the Louvre, which gave Bouilard the opportunity to display her work. She was very active during the years of the revolution, becoming known for her portrait work.