Self Portrait with Love and Death | Hans Thoma | 1875

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"Self Portrait with Love and Death" is an oil painting by German painter Hans Thoma. The painting is a self-portrait that features the artist sitting at a desk, with one hand holding a pen and the other hand resting on a book. Behind the artist, two figures are depicted: Love, represented as a young woman with a crown of flowers, and Death, represented as a shrouded figure holding a scythe. The background of the painting is filled with a landscape, with a castle in the distance. The painting is notable for its symbolic representation of the duality of life and the human experience, with Love and Death both present in the same scene. The use of light and shadow creates a contrast between the warmth and life of the artist and the darkness and mystery of Death. Overall, "Self Portrait with Love and Death" is a memorable and thought-provoking work of art that invites the viewer to reflect on the importance of both love and death in our lives.


Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.

  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging