Jan 8, 2020
Jan 8, 2020




Lovis Corinth

(German, 1858–1925)

Softground etching

Platemark: 11.9 x 19.1 cm (4 11/16 x 7 1/2 in.); Sheet: 33 x 24 cm (13 x 9 7/16 in.)

Gift of Jonathan, Michael, and Sarah Silver in memory of their father, Daniel Jeremy Silver 2017.272

Catalogue raisonné: Müller 481



After suffering a stroke in 1911, the German artist Lovis Corinth made numerous self-portraits that exhibit a preoccupation with his own mortality. Corinth created a mood of tension and anxiety by portraying himself in heavy shadow, with eyes staring straight out at the viewer; his marks made in the soft etching ground manifest a nervous energy.

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