Rosa Bonheur Self Portrait
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn Self-Portrait 114 x 94 cm oil on canvas 1661
Henri Fantin-Latour A Studio in Les Batignolles 80"x170" oil on canvas 1870
N.C. Wyeth Self-Portrait
Doug Ferrin has sent in some of his favorite self-portraits, and here are some things he has to say about them:
Here is a self-portrait by Rosa Bonheur that I always liked, not so much for the style, which is pretty much late 19th academic slick, but because it is unflattering and seems honest to me.
Also, I like this great painting by Fantin-Latour of himself with Manet and a bunch of other of his contemporaries, and the NC Wyeth self-portrait that made quite an impression on me as a young student; not sure I like it as much now, but I think it's still pretty good.Have some of your own favorite self-portraits you'd like to share? Please email your suggestion (not your own work please) with a few words to decribe why you like it. Be sure to include the title, medium, size and year.