GREUZE, Jean-Baptiste
(b. 1725, Tournus, d. 1805, Paris)


Pastel on paper, 55 x 43 cm
Private collection

The present self-portrait reveals the artist's remarkable skills as a pastelist. The painter draws himself in bust-length, turned three-quarters to the right and directly engaging the viewer. His hair is powdered and dressed in the "pigeon wing" style, which he wore throughout his life. He is wearing an elegant coat and waistcoat and around his neck is a loosely tied white jabot.

This pastel is clearly related to Greuze's Self-portrait in the Museé du Louvre, Paris.