by Léon Bonnat
Portrait of the Artist1885
Bonnat, one of the fashionable portraitists in France during the late 19th century, dedicated this self-portrait to his friend "Mr. Walters." Bonnat and the American collector were united by their enthusiasm for Antoine-Louis Barye's animal sculptures, and together they raised funds to erect a monument to the sculptor in Paris on the Île-Saint-Louis.
- H: 28 13/16 x W: 23 11/16 in. (73.2 x 60.2 cm)
- oil on canvas
- Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum
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