Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

etching and engraving on paper of man with mustache and and long hair in oval frame

Auguste Blanchard fils âiné, after Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, ca. 1842
Etching and engraving on paper
15 × 11 in. (38 × 28 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Gift of Mrs John H. Wright, 1946
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image source: Art Resource, NY

 

Between 1838 and 1849, Murillo’s self-portrait was displayed to the public as a prominent part of King Louis Philippe d’Orleáns’s collection of Spanish paintings — the so-called Galerie Espagnole — at the Louvre in Paris. This large print was produced after the painting arrived in Paris and attests to its celebrity in France at the time.