The artist’s foot.
The Artist’s foot (1876) belongs to Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel.
He was seventy-one at the time, and probably the most popular German painter living. In portraying his own foot he is claiming to the artist’s unlimited power of choice.
He has also left us a few portraits of his right hand (being left-handed).
(No doubt, von Menzel could hardly have guessed how popular foot self-portraiture would become in our days…).
Very detailed and great painting!
Check out Self-Portrait of the Artist !