CARDUCHO, Vicente
(b. 1576, Firenze, d. 1638, Madrid)

Self-Portrait

c. 1633
Oil on canvas, 101 x 86 cm
Pollok House, Glasgow

While portraits of painters and sculptors were common in Italy and the Netherlands, they were a rarity in Spain where artists were not considered appropriate subjects because of their low social status. Vicente Carducho's self-portrait is a successful example of this genre.