Anisy-le-Château, Aisne 1824 - Sèvres, Hauts-de-Seine 1887
Dimensions (HxWxD): 17 x 11 x 8 in.
Acc. No.: 1982.285
Credit Line: John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund
Photo credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Paris, Louis Carrier Belleuse (the artist's son)
- By 1980, Paris, by inheritance to Mireille Grivet (Louis' daughter and Albert Carrier-Belleuse's grand daughter)
- 1980, Paris, sold by Mireille Grivet to Galerie Delestre
- 1982, June 15, sold by Galerie Delestre to the MFA
- Museum's website, 24 February 2012 and 20 March 2012
- Museum's label text, 2011:
The close observation and sensitive modeling in this retrospective self-portrait demonstrate the artist's debt to eighteenth-century French portrait sculpture, such as that of Jean-Antoine Houdon. The quick, spontaneous working of the clay, however, links Carrier-Belleuse to his most famous student, Auguste Rodin; in 1881 Rodin made a portrait of his teacher in Sèvres porcelain, which was apparently based on this work.