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Self-Portrait: Reflection, 1996

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In this bust-length self-portrait, Lucien Freud depicts himself with a compelling intensity: stern-faced, facing forward, gazing directly at the viewer. Etched lines of varying depth and inking cover the entire surface of the plate. By this technique, Freud creates a shadowy and enigmatic pictorial space, heightening the sense of the artist's introspection. It is a portrait of an artist, who at age 74 is at the height of his power and fame.

Self-Portrait: Reflection
Artist Life
born Germany, 1922-2011
Accession Number
(Marlborough Graphics, London); sold to MIA, 1997.
Catalogue Raisonne
Hartley 55; Smee 1; Figura 76
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