Fantin-Latour painted a number of self portraits in the years 1854-61 which were characterised by having summary backgrounds or no settings at all. In this example, one edge of an unframed painting is visible on the right, which has been tentatively identified as the portrait of Fantin-Latour's sister Marie (Birmingham City Art Gallery), which was rejected by the jury of the 1859 Salon.
On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Hans Velten 1931, © 2000 Tate
1836 - 1904
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
31.4 x 25.4 cm
On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Hans Velten 1931
Location in Gallery