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Self-Portrait

A work made of etching and drypoint in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching and drypoint in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1796

Artist:

Jean-Jacques de Boissieu
French, 1736-1810

About this artwork

Though he was born in Lyons, France, de Boissieu always felt an affinity for Flemish and Dutch art. He made paintings and drawings, but he is best known for his vast corpus of etchings, in which his ability with portraiture and scenes of daily life distinguishes his work. In this self-portrait, he holds a profile portrait of his wife, Anne de la Roch, before tools of his trade and a classical bust of one of the sons in the ancient sculpture of the Laöcoon.

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Artist

Jean Jacques de Boissieu

Title

Self-Portrait

Origin

France

Date

Made 1796

Medium

Etching and drypoint in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

289× 232 mm (image); 379 × 293 mm (plate); 409 × 296 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1992.749

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