(b. 1848, Paris, d. 1903, Atuona, Hiva Oa, French Polynesia)


Oil on canvas, 46 x 38 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Gauguin tackled the topic of the self-portrait during all phases of his artistic career. In the portrait painted in the winter of 1893-94 he shows himself in front of the bright yellow and green walls of is Paris apartment, which he had decorated with souvenirs of his first Tahiti journey. In the top right, in mirror image, the painting The Spectre Watches over Her can be seen.

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