Edgar Degas - Self-Portrait 1855

Self-Portrait 1855
1855 40x34cm oil/canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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From Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City:
At the start of his career, Degas produced some forty self-portraits in various media. This likeness dates to about 1855–56, when the young artist quit his formal training at the École des Beaux-Arts and set off for an extended sojourn in Italy. It reflects Degas's awareness of the self-portraiture of Rembrandt, Ingres, and Delacroix.