Self-Portrait

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1725

Artist:

Nicolas de Largillière
French, 1656-1746

About this artwork

Nicolas de Largillière was among the most highly esteemed and prolific portrait painters working in the time of Louis XIV of France, and his popularity continued through the period of the regency that followed Louis’s death in 1715. His portraits were admired for their deftly rendered textures and for the confident poses that lent a sense of grandeur and ease to the sitters. They were sought after by a diverse clientele, ranging from royalty and courtiers to the upper middle class. In this work, one of his many self-portraits, Largillière presented himself as fashionably dressed and self-assured, the master of his art. He depicted himself as ready to lay out a painting, working with a porte-crayon (a piece of chalk in a holder) on the blank canvas behind him.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 217

Artist

Nicolas de Largillière

Title

Self-Portrait

Origin

France

Date

1720–1730

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

31 15/16 × 25 1/2 in. (81.1 × 64.8 cm)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1987.57

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