Self Portrait

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Self-Portrait, 1890
John Sloan (1871-1951)
Oil on window shade, 14 x 11 7/8 inches
Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1970
©2012 Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

A young man teaching himself to oil paint from a book, Sloan painted on whatever was available—in this case a window shade—and from the only model available, himself.