Details: This print is a self-portrait of French Artist Joseph Ducreux. In it, he has depicted himself praying or pleading with his hands clenched and a sad expression on his face.
Joseph, baron Ducreux (June 26, 1735 — July 24, 1802) was a French artist. Ducreux was interested in the concept of physiognomy, or the idea that a person's face reflects their personality. His portrait of Marie Antoinette, perhaps his most famous work, captures the Queen with what would be considered a seductive look for the time. In recent years, Ducreux's whimsical self-portraits have become the source of a popular internet joke (or meme) known as "Archaic Rap."
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.