GUÉRIN, Paulin-Jean-Baptiste
(b. 1783, Toulon, d. 1855, Paris)

Self-Portrait

1815-20
Oil on canvas, 55 x 45 cm
Private collection

This self-portrait is amongst Guérin’s most psychologically penetrating. In its observation of his features, and in their detailed execution, it is a highly sympathetic portrait, at once veracious and explicit, sincere and utterly arresting.