Gustave Caillebotte’s Self-Portrait with a Hat
This drawing is not currently on view, but is in the digital archive of the Art Institute of Chicago. Gustave Caillebotte is one of my favorite French artists and I love the idea of getting to spend a little time with him while working on this drawing.
Caillebotte drew this self-portrait with graphite on off-white, medium-weight, moderately textured paper. It is on a fairly large (approximately 20″ x 13″) sheet of paper.
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