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Portrait de Renoir (1867)

Bazille, Frédéric (1841-1870) Portrait de Renoir (Portrait of Renoir) 1867 Oil on canvas, 40.5 x 32.5 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Although Frédéric Bazille played an important role in the history of Impressionism, he is not as well known as…

Self-Portrait as a Deaf Man (c.1775)

Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792) Self-Portrait as a Deaf Man c.1775 Oil on canvas, 75.9 x 63.4 cm Tate Britain, London Creating self-portraits in character or pulling a face was a traditional form of student exercise. But this image was created when the…

Self-Portrait when Young (1753-1758)

Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792) Self-Portrait when Young 1753–1758 Oil on canvas, 73.7 x 61.6 cm Tate Britain, London This self-portrait was probably painted soon after Reynolds set up a studio in London in 1753. He had spent the previous three years studying art…

Self-Portrait (c.1775)

Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792) Self-Portrait c.1775 Oil on canvas, 73.7 x 61 cm Tate Britain, London This is one of Reynolds‘s most explicit attempts to rival Rembrandt as a self-portraitist. By the time he painted this work, he was the most famous…

Jupiter and Antiope (1659)

Rembrandt (1606-1669) Jupiter and Antiope 1659 Etching and drypoint, 13.9 x 20.1 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Rembrandt depicts the slumbering Antiope so convincingly that it seems he is drawing a model actually sleeping soundly. She lies in a totally relaxed pose, her lips parted…

Portrait de Camille Pissarro par lui-même (1903)

Pissarro, Camille (1830-1903) Portrait de Camille Pissarro par lui-même (Self-Portrait) 1903 Oil on canvas, 41 x 33.3 cm Tate Britain, London This is the artist’s last self-portrait, executed in his Paris apartment in the Place Dauphine, overlooking the Pont Neuf. It…

Jeune femme au divan (c.1885)

Morisot, Berthe (1841-1895) Jeune femme au divan (Girl on a Divan) c.1885 Oil on canvas, 61 x 50.2 cm Tate Britain, London The artist’s grandson Denis Rouart writes (9 October 1969): ‘This painting was sold by my mother direct to Vollard…

Girl (1931)

Moore, Henry (1898-1986) Girl 1931 Ancaster stone, 86.5 x 60 x 43.3 cm (including base and wooden board) Tate Britain, London From the mid-1920s Moore had advocated the abolition of the ‘Greek ideal’ in sculpture in favour of non-European sources, which…

L’Avenir des statues (1937)

Magritte, René (1898-1967) L’Avenir des statues (The Future of Statues) 1937 Oil on plaster, 33 × 16.5 x 20.3 cm Tate Britain, London This work is made from a plaster copy of the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon. A…