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Self-portrait in the Guise of a Mockingbird

Joseph Ducreux, 1791
Self-portrait in the Guise of a Mockingbird, Joseph Ducreux
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Self-portrait in the Guise of a Mockingbird is a Neoclassical Oil on Canvas Painting created by Joseph Ducreux in 1791. It lives at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Self-portraits. Download

Every class has its clown. Joseph Ducreux worked alongside the great Neoclassical painters Vigée Le Brun and Jacques-Louis David, but his work sparks with humor and weird energy. This self-portrait from 1793 is still phresh enough to generate a meme: ‘Gentlemen, who hath released the hounds?’

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