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Self-portrait
  • TitleSelf-portrait
  • Technique/ MaterialWatercolour on ivory
  • DimensionsMått [dager]: (h x b) 18,8 x 13,5 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 31,2 x 25,5 x 4,5 cm
  • DatingSigned 1817
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Louis Marie Autissier, Belgian, born 1772, dead 1830
  • Depicted PersonLouis Marie Autissier, Belgian, born 1772, dead 1830
  • CategoryPaintings, Miniatures
  • Inventory No.NMB 2456
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1997 Hjalmar and Anna Wicander Fund
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    The French-born Belgian artist Louis-Marie Autissier’s self-portrait from 1817 is unusually informative in that it shows a number of the miniaturist’s tools. Along with various brushes and spatulas we see two palettes, a magnifying glass, a container of paint, a jar of gum Arabic and a glass of water. An amusing detail is that the large miniature, partly concealed under a sheet of paper on the table, is in fact the self-portrait.