About this artwork
Jean-Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine was a French artist who was primarily active in Poland. This searing Self-Portrait, made when the artist was 33, suggests the enormous influence of Rembrandt’s chiaroscuro drypoints and in particular his Self-Portrait at a Window of 1648 (available for viewing upon appointment in the Art Institute’s Department of Prints and Drawings).
Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Jean-Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine
- Etching, drypoint, and engraving in black on ivory wove paper
- 137 × 149 mm (image/plate); 146 × 158 mm (sheet)
- John H. Wrenn Memorial Endowment