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Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat  1887

by Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh produced more than twenty self-portraits during his Parisian sojourn (1886–88). Short of funds but determined nevertheless to hone his skills as a figure painter, he became his own best sitter: "I purposely bought a good enough mirror to work from myself, for want of a model." This picture, which shows the artist's awareness of Neo-Impressionist technique and colo...
Size: 
40.6 x 31.8 cm
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Credit: 
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art