Self-portraits in chronological order
by Vincent van GOGH

In Nuenen van Gogh had painted no self-portraits, but in Paris he tackled the task head-on. He now saw himself as a man about town and he developed the self-confidence needed to think he merited a self-portrait.

When van Gogh was lacking models, he chose his own likeness to work from. It provided him easy access for exercise and it also gave him an opportunity for self-study that accorded with his wish to define his own persona as an artist. His Paris self-portraits serve as a useful record of his painterly experiments.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Self-Portrait with Pipe
Spring 1886, Paris
Oil on canvas, 46 x 38 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

1071*1300
True Color
103 Kb



Self-Portrait with Pipe
Spring 1886, Paris
Oil on canvas, 27 x 19 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

548*800
True Color
60 Kb



Self-Portrait with Dark Felt Hat
Spring 1886, Paris
Oil on canvas, 42 x 33 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

800*1033
True Color
118 Kb



Self-Portrait
Autumn 1886, Paris
Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague

668*800
True Color
51 Kb



Self-Portrait in a Grey Felt Hat
Winter 1886/87, Paris
Oil on cardboard, 41 x 32 cm
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1000*1219
True Color
223 Kb



Self-Portrait with Straw Hat
March-April 1887, Paris
Oil on cardboard, 19 x 14 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

466*650
True Color
45 Kb



Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat
March-April 1887, Paris
Oil on cardboard, 19 x 14 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

552*750
True Color
67 Kb



Self-Portrait
Spring 1887, Paris
Oil on cardboard, 42 x 34 cm
Art Institute, Chicago

949*1200
True Color
183 Kb



Self-Portrait
Spring 1887, Paris
Oil on paper, 32 x 23 cm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

672*950
True Color
102 Kb



Self-Portrait
Spring-Summer 1887, Paris
Oil on cardboard, 19 x 14 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

459*650
True Color
48 Kb



Self-Portrait
Spring-Summer 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 41 x 33 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

900*1145
True Color
159 Kb



Self-Portrait
Summer 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 41 x 34 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

824*1000
True Color
86 Kb



Self-Portrait with Straw Hat and Pipe
Summer 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 42 x 32 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

748*1000
True Color
111 Kb



Self-Portrait
Summer 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 41 x 33 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

745*1000
True Color
112 Kb



Self-Portrait
Summer 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 42 x 34 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

751*1000
True Color
82 Kb



Self-Portrait
Summer 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas on cardboard, 43 x 32 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

751*1000
True Color
115 Kb



Self-Portrait with Straw Hat
Summer 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 41 x 31 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

753*1000
True Color
129 Kb



Self-Portrait with Straw Hat
Summer 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas on panel, 36 x 27 cm
Institute of Arts, Detroit

750*1000
True Color
105 Kb



Self-Portrait with Straw Hat
Summer 1887, Paris
Oil on cardboard, 41 x 33 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

860*1050
True Color
156 Kb



Self-Portrait with a Japanese Print
December 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 44 x 35 cm
Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel

913*1200
True Color
178 Kb



Self-Portrait
Autumn 1887, Paris
Oil on canvas, 47 x 35 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

920*1200
True Color
150 Kb



Self-Portrait
Winter 1887/88, Paris
Oil on canvas, 46 x 38 cm
Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

578*800
True Color
68 Kb



Self-Portrait
Winter 1887/88, Paris
Oil on canvas, 47 x 36 cm
Private collection

618*800
True Color
74 Kb



Self-Portrait with Straw Hat
Winter 1887/88, Paris
Oil on canvas, 41 x 32 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

635*800
True Color
102 Kb



Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat
Winter 1887/88, Paris
Oil on canvas, 44 x 38 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

1125*1300
True Color
226 Kb



Self-Portrait in front of the Easel
January 1888, Paris
Oil on canvas, 65 x 51 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

1000*1339
True Color
260 Kb



Self-Portrait with Pipe and Straw Hat
August 1888, Arles
Oil on canvas on cardboard, 42 x 30 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

900*1271
True Color
195 Kb



Self-Portrait
September 1888, Arles
Oil on canvas, 62 x 52 cm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

1000*1347
True Color
247 Kb



Self-Portrait
November-December 1888, Arles
Oil on canvas, 46 x 38 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1003*1200
True Color
159 Kb



Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe
January 1889, Arles
Oil on canvas, 52 x 46 cm
Private collection

1000*1125
True Color
212 Kb



Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear
January 1889, Arles
Oil on canvas, 60 x 49 cm
Courtauld Gallery, London

1142*1400
True Color
282 Kb



Self-Portrait
August 1889, Saint-Rémy
Oil on canvas, 57 x 44 cm
Private collection

983*1300
True Color
242 Kb



Self-Portrait
September 1889, Saint-Rémy
Oil on canvas, 51 x 45 cm
Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo

800*908
True Color
123 Kb



Self-Portrait
September 1889, Saint-Rémy
Oil on canvas, 65 x 54 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

1223*1400
True Color
244 Kb



Self-Portrait
September 1889, Saint-Rémy
Oil on canvas, 40 x 31 cm
Private collection

950*1200
True Color
173 Kb




Summary of works by Vincent van Gogh
Early paintings (1881-85)
Etten, The Hague | Nuenen | The Potato Eaters | Antwerp
Paris (1886-87)
Flower and other still-lifes | Various
Arles (1888-89)
Orchards in Blossom | Portraits
January-August 1888 | September 1888-April 1889
Asylum in Saint-Rémy (1889-90)
Environs | Cypresses and olive groves
Copies after other artists | Miscellaneous
Auvers-sur-Oise (1890)
Last paintings (May-July 1890)
Self-portraits (1886-89)
Self-portraits in chronological order
Graphics
Lithographs | Watercolours | Drawings | 1 | 2 | 3