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Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait
Artist
William Henry Rinehart, born Union Bridge, MD 1825-died Rome, Italy 1874
Sitter
William Henry Rinehart
William Henry Rinehart
Date
1850-1874
Type
Sculpture
Medium
cast and painted plaster relief in metal frame
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
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
1970.335.25
Luce Center Label
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.
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department
Painting and Sculpture
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 17A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor