Autorretrato

  • Pío Casimiro Bacener, Autorretrato, 1894, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.12

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A freed slave at the time he made this self-portrait, Pío Casimiro Bacener depicts himself as a distinguished gentleman. His worried expression, however, belies his confident pose. This portrait was probably painted as an assignment for the Public School of Drawing in San Juan. It is painted over another image, revealed through X-ray photography, of a child or an angel with hands clasped in prayer.

Title
Autorretrato
Artists
Date
1894
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
11 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. (30.2 x 24.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Bacener, Pio Casimiro – self-portrait
  • Ethnic – Puerto Rican
  • Portrait male – Bacener, Pio Casimiro – bust
  • Occupation – art – painter
Object Number
1996.91.12
Palette
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