PISSARRO, Camille
(b. 1830, St Thomas, Virgin Islands, d. 1903, Paris)

Self-Portrait

1873
Oil on canvas, 56 x 47 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

This is the only self-portrait from the artist's mature period. He is shown half-length against a backdrop of patterned wallpaper hung with other pictures, details of which are scarcely discernible. Pissarro's deliberately simple self-portrait shows a man who did not like to draw much attention to himself.




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