Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on cradled panel, inscribed and with artist's monogram at lower left "Pictor Pictorem Pingebat / 'alias' / 1883 AM / se ipse fecit," presented in a gilt frame and retaining a label from Max Granick, Inc. of New York.
DOA 80 x 53.5 in.
From the Collection of the late Cary Lee Guy, MD, New York
By descent to the late Virginia "Ginger" Pleasant, Angier, North Carolina
This full length self-portrait of the artist is an exceptional testament to the artist's skill. The presentation of the figure recalls an actor on a stage or an attendant at an elaborate fancy dress ball. The portrait is an interesting amalgam of the Dutch Golden Age style, with a decidedly "modern" look and scale favored by contemporary painters such as James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase and Alfred Stevens.
Stabilized crack to panel; evidence of cleaning and some minor scattered re-touch visible under UV light; minor rubbing to gilt frame.
$3,000 - 6,000