Self-Portrait With Muse
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The knee-length image of a mature man (the self-portrait of the artist) is in the foreground. The man turned three quarters to the right is bald, with a beard and curled mustache; his gaze is directed at the viewer. He is wearing a blue knight's armor without sleeves up to his waist. In his left hand, he holds three red carnations; with his right hand, he holds up the bottom of the coat put over his shoulders. Behind him and the strings stretched from top to bottom, one can see the head of a young woman crowned with a laurel wreath. She holds the strings with her raised left hand and plucks them with her right hand. In the lower right corner there is the painter's signature: “J. Malczewski/1905”.
At the bottom right there is an author's inscription "J. Malczewski/1905".