Anton Raphael Mengs (German, 1728–1779). Self-Portrait, 1776. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 2010 (2010.445) | Whereas Mengs's portraits of prominent sitters are notable for their delicacy, meticulous detail, and refined beauty, his self-portraits are essays in truthfulness.
Arthur Clifton Goodwin (1864?–1929). Louis Kronberg in His Studio in Copley Hall, ca. 1913. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Margaret and Raymond J. Horowitz, 1975 (1975.397). #selfie #inthemirror
Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868–1940). Self-Portrait with Waroquy, 1889. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Alex M. Lewyt, 1955 (55.173) | In his sober, high-collared garment, the pensive twenty-three year old Vuillard might be taken for a civil servant or a clergyman. Only the palette and paintbrushes in his right hand identify him as a painter.