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  • Self-Portrait

    Artist:
    Vernet, Horace. 1789-1863
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    47x39 cm

Vernet, Horace. 1789-1863

Self-Portrait

France, 1835

Here Vernet depicted himself in his studio in Rome after a journey through North Africa. Oriental exotica - the white baggy trousers, a red scarf at the waist, the long pipe, weaponry and carpet - are set against the prosaic details of the interior - the simple chair, the iron stove. Behind Vernet is a large empty canvas, suggesting that the artist is deep in thought, meditating of his next picture. Without being a particularly deep psychological study, this self-portrait provides us with an idea of Vernet's character: his sober, perceptive mind, self-confidence and tendency to show-off.

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Self-Portrait

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oil

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47x39 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1919; handed over from the State Museum Fund; originally in the Fersen collection

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-5679

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