Vincent moved to Paris in 1886, after hearing from his brother Theo about the new, colourful style of French painting. Wasting no time, he tried it out in several self-portraits. He did this mostly to avoid having to pay for a model. Using rhythmic brushstrokes in striking colours, he portrayed himself here as a fashionably dressed Parisian.

"The lion is coming": Lithograph after Reinhardt, ca. 1860.
Portret van Pilaer, amateurschilder uit Lissabon
Portrait of a Painter, perhaps the Artist Himself