Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat (obverse: The Potato Peeler)

Vincent van Gogh Dutch

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 825

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 color theory, is one of several that are painted on the reverse of an earlier peasant study.

#6015. Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat (verso: The Potato Peeler)

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Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat (obverse: The Potato Peeler), Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise), Oil on canvas

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