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Self-Portrait, Surprise

Joseph Ducreux, ca. 1790

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Premium fine art paper: 100% cotton, acid-free, archival
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Museum quality Giclée print
Premium fine art paper, 100% cotton, acid-free, archival
1" border
Image Size: 9" x 11.5" – Total Size: 11" x 13.5"
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One of Joseph Ducreux's strikingly modern self-portraits, which depict him in exaggerated, mime-like postures not at all common in either portraits or self-portraits at the time. Such meme-ready images have made Ducreux’s paintings popular on social media. They seem to have been virtually waiting, through the centuries, for witty captions. They’re also remarkable artworks of their time — evidence of Ducreux’s enthusiasm for the study of physiognomy and the expressive capacities of the human body and face. (National Museum, Sweden)