Portrait of a Man

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Portrait of a Man 1809
In this work, which is one of Fabre's most sensitive portraits, a fashionably dressed young man turns his intense gaze towards the viewer. The plain background with its subtle modulations of light and shadow creates a foil for the figure's clearly defined contours and his elegantly dishevelled hair, cut in the so-called 'a la Titus' style. Fabre probably painted the picture, which is dated 1809, during a brief return visit from to Paris from Italy. It is inscribed faintly in pencil with the name 'M Camille' - which is presumably a reference to the, as yet, otherwise unknown young man.

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  • Acc. No. NG 2548
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 61.50 x 50.00 cm (framed: 74.90 x 61.90 x 86.00 cm)
  • Credit Purchased with the aid of the Art Fund (Scottish Fund) 1992