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Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

1872
(French, 1841–1927)
Image and Sheet: 37.8 x 31.9 cm (14 7/8 x 12 9/16 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Gray 28
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Armand Guillaumin came from a working-class background and was employed as a laborer for Paris's Department of Bridges and Roads in order to support his artistic ambitions.

Description

This self-portrait is one of several that Armand Guillaumin created as a young artist during the early 1870s. Around this time, he worked closely with Camille Pissarro and Paul Cézanne, experimenting alongside them with vivid layers of color. Here, Guillaumin juxtaposed dark, dull tones with bright blue and orange to create unexpected optical blends. He meets the viewer's gaze directly, suggesting his intense focus at a period when such experimentation was just beginning to coalesce into the Impressionist movement.
  • 1872-1927
    Studio of the artist [1841-1927], by descent to the artist's daughter, Marguerite Guillaumin
    1927-1967
    Marguerite Guillaumin [1893-1967], by descent within the Guillaumin family
    1967-2003
    Guillaumin family collection
    ?-?
    (Thierry Mercier Gallery, Paris, sold to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley, Shaker Heights, OH)
    ?-2020
    Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley, Shaker Heights, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    2020-
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Trabault, Marc-Edo. Armand Guillaumin en famille et sur le motif. Exh. cat. Anvers: Antwerpen Peré, 1971. Mentioned: pp. 74-75; Reproduced: p. 63
    Gray, Christopher. Armand Guillaumin. Chester, CT: Pequot, 1991. Mentioned: pp. 12, 268, no. 28; Reproduced: frontispiece
    Armand Guillaumin (1841–1927): En famille et sur le motif. Exh. cat. Paris: Galerie Thierry Mercier, 2003. Mentioned and reproduced: no. 1
  • Nineteenth-Century French Drawings from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 20-April 30, 2023).
    Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 11, 2022-January 8, 2023).
    Armand Guillaumin (1841–1927): En famille et sur le motif. Galerie Theirry Mercier, Paris (October 1–31, 2003).
  • {{cite web|title=Self-Portrait|url=false|author=Armand Guillaumin|year=1872|access-date=21 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2020.129