Autorretrato

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
Artist
Date
1894
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
11 789 34 in. (30.224.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on wood
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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