Self-Portrait

  • William Henry Rinehart, Self-Portrait, 1850-1874, cast and painted plaster relief in metal frame, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Peabody Institute, 1970.335.25

In this profile bas-relief, William Henry Rinehart emphasizes his design knowledge. The stylized curls reveal the decorative modeling skills that the sculptor honed while carving mantelpieces as a young man in Baltimore. The directed gaze and dynamic, continuous lines give the self-portrait a sense of immediacy and energy that belie its flat background.

Title
Self-Portrait
Artist
Date
1850-1874
Location
Dimensions
21 3416 78 in. (55.442.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Peabody Institute

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast and painted plaster relief in metal frame
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Rinehart, William Henry – head
  • Portrait male – Rinehart, William Henry – self-portrait
  • Occupation – art – artist
Object Number
1970.335.25
Palette
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