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.
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?’