Self-Portrait

  • William Henry Rinehart, Self-Portrait, 1850-1874, plaster, metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Peabody Institute, 1970.335.25

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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
Artists
Date
1850-1874
On View
Dimensions
21 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. (55.4 x 42.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Peabody Institute

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Rinehart, William Henry – head
  • Portrait male – Rinehart, William Henry – self-portrait
  • Occupation – art – artist
Object Number
1970.335.25
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