Self-Portrait

A work made of etching, drypoint, and engraving in black on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of etching, drypoint, and engraving in black on ivory wove paper.

Date:

c. 1778

Artist:

Jean-Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine
French, 1745-1830

About this artwork

Jean-Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine was a French artist who was primarily active in Poland. This searing Self-Portrait, made when the artist was 33, suggests the enormous influence of Rembrandt’s chiaroscuro drypoints and in particular his Self-Portrait at a Window of 1648 (available for viewing upon appointment in the Art Institute’s Department of Prints and Drawings).

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean-Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine

Title

Self-Portrait

Origin

France

Date

1773–1783

Medium

Etching, drypoint, and engraving in black on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

137 × 149 mm (image/plate); 146 × 158 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

2005.5

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