(b. 1699, Saint-Gilles-du-Gard, d. 1749, Rome)

Self-Portrait before the Easel

Oil on canvas, 125 x 99 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

This self-portrait is painted on the ungrounded reverse of the Studio of the Painter. It was discovered only in 1968 when the old canvas relining was removed. It is almost life-sized, not entirely finished and the composition does not follow any iconographical conventions.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.