About this artwork
Among Fantin-Latour’s portraits, the most penetrating are those he made of himself. This is an early attempt, created when he was just 21 years old, and may reflect the influence of Edgar Degas, whom he had met just two years previously. As with many young artists, the most available model could be found in the mirror, fostering many such brooding images bursting with potential.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Henri Fantin-Latour
- Black chalk, with charcoal and stumping, on blue laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper, perimeter mounted to gray board
- 365 × 312 mm (primary support); 455 × 430 mm (secondary support); 503 × 430 mm (tertiary support)
- Regenstein Acquisition Fund