Reproduction of George Caleb Bingham Self-Portrait

Reproduction of George Caleb Bingham Self Portrait
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17113
Building: 
Current Location: 
Chairman's Office
Floor: 
1st
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a print reproduction of the original "Self-Portrait" created by George Caleb Bingham and currently on long-term loan to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Framed: 
Yes
Length: 
28 inches
Width: 
2 inches
Height: 
33 inches
Description: 

This print is of the "Self-Portrait" by well-known Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham. As the artist looks directly at the viewer, he successfully creates the effect of employing the viewer as mirror (-art.nelsonatkins.org). An interesting play on reflection arises from this dynamic that critics often relate to Bingham's career as an artist. As one of the last self-portraits Bingham created before his death he was likely valuing the relationship between subject and artist as well as the opportunity to be both. He reinforced that opportunity by incorporating his drawing surface and utensil, and thus the act of himself creating the piece, in the final product.

George Caleb Bingham was a Missouri artist and politician. During his lifetime, he was known as “the Missouri Artist.” Painting his most significant pieces between 1845 and 1860, Bingham produced many remarkable drawings, portraits, landscapes, and scenes of social and political life on the frontier. He was also active in civic affairs and contributed to the political life of Missouri before and after the Civil War.(https://shsmo.org/historicmissourians/name/b/bingham/)

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes