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Self-Portrait

A work made of black chalk, with charcoal and stumping, on blue laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper, perimeter mounted to gray board.
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  • A work made of black chalk, with charcoal and stumping, on blue laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper, perimeter mounted to gray board.

Date:

1857

Artist:

Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836-1904

About this artwork

Among Fantin-Latour’s portraits, the most penetrating are those he made of himself. This is an early attempt, created when he was just 21 years old, and may reflect the influence of Edgar Degas, whom he had met just two years previously. As with many young artists, the most available model could be found in the mirror, fostering many such brooding images bursting with potential.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Henri Fantin-Latour

Title

Self-Portrait

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1857

Medium

Black chalk, with charcoal and stumping, on blue laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper, perimeter mounted to gray board

Dimensions

Primary support: 36.5 × 31.2 cm (14 3/8 × 12 5/16 in.); Secondary support: 45.5 × 43 cm (17 15/16 × 16 15/16 in.); Tertiary support: 50.3 × 43 cm (19 13/16 × 16 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Regenstein Acquisition Fund

Reference Number

2014.892

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