Self-Portrait With Muse
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This is a paired portrait of Jacek Malczewski depicted in profile (a self-portrait) and his muse next to him (probably Maria Balowa). The woman and the painter hold on to the scepter; the artist stares at the muse who can pierce the heart that she holds in her other hand. Obviously, this is an allegory of Jacek Malczewski's passionate feelings for the depicted woman. At the bottom middle there is the author's signature: “Jacek Malczewski 1904”.
Below in the middle there is an author's inscription "Jacek Malczewski 1904".
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- Maria Balowa
- Lifetime of the person portrayed