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Grun's "Self Portraits"

While there are very few photographs of Grun available, Grun did paint himself as a subject (along with many of his contemporaries and associates) in his oil work entitled un Vendredi au Salon Artistes Francais (One Friday with the Salon of the French Artists). The complete painting and description of subjects can be viewed under the "Grun Paintings" exhibit, however, here is an enlargement of the area of the painting showing an obscured Grun and his wife, Madamoiselle Juliette Touttain-Grun.

According to historians in France, Grun often kept to himself, which would explain the obscurance of his own image in this painting.

Image: Enlargement of a section of un Vendredi au Salon Artistes Francais, 1911



Grun also appeared as his own subject in arguably his most popular work, Fin de Souper, or After Dinner (also referred to as the "Dinner Party"). Again, you can view the entire work in the the "Grun Paintings" exhibit, however, here is an enlargement of the area of the painting showing an obscured Grun hiding behind, believe it or not, Jules Cheret!

Image: Enlargement of a section of Fin de Souper, 1913

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