Cornelius Krieghoff

Self-portrait

1855
This unique self-portrait by Cornelius Krieghoff was executed in Quebec City when the artist was forty years old and in his prime, both physically and artistically. Accounts left by his friends describe Kreighoff as affable and easy-going, yet the face pictured here is serious and reserved. Perhaps he felt it was a more appropriate image to pass on to posterity.
Title
Self-portrait
Date
1855
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
28.8 x 24.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1920
Accession number
1657