Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Paris, March-June 1886
oil on canvas,
27.2 cm x 19.0 cm
Credits (obliged to state): Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
Van Gogh painted this small self-portrait in a single session. He had just moved to Paris at the time.
He was still painting in the sombre colours he had used in the Netherlands. He would soon abandon them, after seeing the work of the Impressionists. But in fact this painting was originally rather brighter: some of the pigments have faded over time.