Another way Adelaide was sowing her femininity was in her role as a teacher she shows two female pupils looking on at her work. The presence of these pupils gives the painting even more feminine view then if it were just Adelaide in the portrait. This seems especially intriguing because of how little women at the time were accepted to study painting.
There is one other aspect of this painting that truly shows Adelaide's femininity and that is the statue in the background of the Vestal Virgin. Who were the only female priests of the Roman religious system.
I feel that all of these views of femininity are emphasizing a large portion of Adelaide's personality. I also think she included herself as a t