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Self-portrait
  • TitleSelf-portrait
  • Technique/ MaterialWatercolour on ivory
  • DimensionsMått [bildyta]: (h x b) 14,6 x 105 cm
    Ram [med hänge]: (h x b x dj) 21 x 151 x 2 cm
  • DatingMade c. 1790
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Peter Adolf Hall, Swedish, born 1739, dead 1793
  • Depicted PersonPeter Adolf Hall, Swedish, born 1739, dead 1793
  • CategoryPaintings, Miniatures
  • Inventory No.NMB 628
  • AcquisitionGåva 1927 av konsul Hjalmar Wicander (Wicanderska samlingen)
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Peter Adolf Hall of Borås fundamentally changed miniature painting in France. Instead of using tiny dots and a cold palette, he introduced freer brushwork and warmer tones. His technique can be seen in this self-portrait, where Hall depicts himself a self-conscious artist, informally dressed and without a wig. When he painted it the French revolution had broken out; Hall chose to follow his clients into exile, and died in Liège in 1793.