Self Portrait

This is a reduced replica of the painting in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, which has been variously dated in the 1840s and may have been exhibited at the Salon in 1846. In manner the self portrait is indebted to portraiture of the Italian Renaissance, particularly the work of Titian.

Previously thought to have been painted by Courbet himself, a label on the reverse of the work's millboard panel support indicates that it cannot have been painted before 1880, three years after Courbet's death. Also on the reverse of this work there is an unfinished painting of a hand and a chair.

Key facts

Artist dates
1819 - 1877
Full title
Self Portrait
Date made
after 1880
Medium and support
Oil on board
45 x 37.8 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Further information

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