Jacques Amans: Self-portrait
Here is a very conventional counterpoint to Courbet's wild self-portrait shown earlier. Flemish-born Amans trained and lived in France before moving to New Orleans, Louisiana.
“…in our so very civilized society it is necessary for me to live the life of a savage. I must be free even of governments. The people have my sympathies, I must address myself to them directly.”
– Gustave Courbet, 1850