Anton Raphael Mengs (German, 1728–1779). Self-Portrait, 1776. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 2010 (2010.445) | Whereas Mengs's portraits of prominent sitters are notable for their delicacy, meticulous detail, and refined beauty, his self-portraits are essays in truthfulness.
Benjamin West, Self-portrait, 1819. Smithsonian American Art Museum. West holds a porte-crayon containing white chalk and black chalk or graphite. In the lower right-hand corner, a knife for sharpening and additional pieces of black chalk or graphite.
James Tissot "October" 1877 Updated higher quality, fuller image. James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902) was a French painter, who spent much of his career in Britain. Tissot exhibited in the Paris Salon and was friends with Edgar Degas and James Whistler. Oil on canvas In the collection of Montreal Museum of Arts (Montreal, Canada)