Oil on canvas
Framed: 86 x 74.8 x 6.4 cm (33 7/8 x 29 7/16 x 2 1/2 in.); Unframed: 61.3 x 50.9 cm (24 1/8 x 20 1/16 in.)
Gift of The Algesa O'Sickey Trust 2014.5
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
Lichtenstein worked as a commercial artist in Cleveland from 1951-57.
Lichtenstein’s painting is an irreverent rendering of a medieval knight adorned in chainmail and brandishing a weapon and shield. As a goofy-grinned self-portrait, it includes an element of humorous self-deprecation as well. The artist described his works from this period as “taking the kind of stodgy pictures you see in history textbooks and redoing them in a modern-art way.”
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 email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.