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After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Ary Scheffer' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865010

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Photograph of a half length self-portrait by Ary Scheffer at the age of 43. The painting was created in 1838 and is now in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (Inv. no. SK-A-4748). The work depicts the painter facing a quarter to the right, his gaze turned towards the viewer. He holds an open book in his right hand.

  • Creator(s)

    After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert