Self-Portrait Aged 24

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Self-Portrait Aged 24 is an 1804 self-portrait painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1806. The painting now in the Musée Condé is considered to be either the 1804 portrait with modifications by the artist in from 1851 or an autograph copy by Ingres of a lost work. It is his earliest self-portrait, and he extensively reworked it between 1804 and 1851.

The original appearance of the painting was recorded in an 1806 engraving by Jean-Louis Potrelle (which Ingres himself retouched), an 1807 copy by Marie-Anne-Julie Forestier and a c.1849 photograph of the original by Charles Marville. Its composition refers to Renaissance portraiture, especially Raphael's Portrait of Bindo Altoviti.