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English Department Zurich in Anglophone Literatures

Richard Howard, "Portrait of Pierre Loti by Henri Rousseau, 1906 (Kunsthaus Zurich)" (1984)



The full title of this painting (oil on canvas, 61 x 50 cm) by Henri Rousseau is in fact "Portrait de Monsieur X (Pierre Loti)." It was acquired by the Kunsthaus Zürich in 1940.

Editorial Note

  • This is the first part of a poem entitled "Impersonations." The second part is entitled "Loti Costumed as Osiris, photograph by Montastier, 1906 (Musée Carnavalet, Paris)" (57–60).

Places Referenced

  • Kunsthaus

Weiterführende Informationen

Zurich in Anglophone Literatures

Zurich in Anglophone Literatures


Howard, Richard. "Portrait of Pierre Loti by Henri Rousseau, 1906 (Kunsthaus Zurich)." Lining Up: Poems. New York: Atheneum, 1984. 53–56.

Project Editor

Martin Mühlheim

UZH English Department, Plattenstrasse 47, CH-8032 Zürich, Switzerland