Self-portrait by Gustave Courbet

An exceptionally large and interesting drawing by this leader of the French 'realist' School.

Details

Medium:
Charcoal
Dimensions:
57 x 45 cm
Art Fund grant:
£200
Acquired in:
1925
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.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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