Musée No:656.010

Musée No:656.010

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Self Portrait

Artist: Frederick Randolph Spencer

Date: 1849

Frederick Randolph Spencer (1806 - 1875) was an American portrait painter. This self-portrait with its strong lighting and photographic quality are characteristic of a new realism that was transforming Spencer's formerly romantic style at this point in his career and was to dominate his future work. Spencer's portrait of himself is more flattering than his likeness by fellow painter Elliott. From 1831 he became a successful portraitist who painted many of New York's prominent citizens. In 1834 Dunlap reported that Spencer "has been in constant employment to the present time, and with increasing reputation." He became an academician of the American Academy in 1832, and served on its board directors from 1833 to 1835.

In 1858 the artist retired to upstate New York although he seems to have experienced some marital difficulties at the time because his wife, without apparent justification, accused him of insanity and chose to remain in New York City.

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