Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

c. 1790s

Lié Louis Périn

(French, 1753-1817)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 78 x 67 x 7 cm (30 11/16 x 26 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.); Unframed: 64.4 x 53.2 cm (25 3/8 x 20 15/16 in.)

Gift of Carrie Moss Halle in memory of Salmon Portland Halle 1961.334

Description

Lié Louis Périn painted many self-portraits, but rarely ever at full scale. The son of a cloth manufacturer from Rheims, Périn left the countryside for Paris to pursue a career in miniature painting. Although he enjoyed a fast-growing reputation as a miniaturist among Parisian aristocracy, a full-scale self-portrait provided an opportunity to display his skills unhampered by the demands of a commissioned picture or painting in a miniature format.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.