The Cavalier, Self-Portrait in Period Costume

Object Number: 
S-223
Date: 
c. 1866-70
Medium: 
Watercolor and gouache over graphite on paper, laid on board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/4 x 8 7/8 in. (33.7 x 22.5 cm) with accessory: 24 1/2 x 20 x 3 5/8 in. ( 62.2 x 50.8 x 9.2 cm )
Marks: 
Signed and inscribed at lower right in brown watercolor: "E[backwards]Meissonier 72"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower right in brown watercolor: "E[backwards]Meissonier 72"
Description: 
Self-portrait in historical costume
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Provenance: 
Donated by the artist to the sale of foreign paintings contributed by artists in aid of the Chicago Fire sufferers, 1872; Robert L. Stuart, NYC; Mrs. Robert L. Stuart, NYC, 1882
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group