An exceptionally large and interesting drawing by this leader of the French 'realist' School.
Self-portrait by Gustave Courbet, 1852
© British Museum
- 57 x 45 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Samuel Courtauld through The Art Fund
Portraits by other artists show that he parted his hair on the other side; the discrepancy is explained by the fact that Courbet drew his own head and saw it in a mirror.