Self-portrait of the Artist with a Lamp is a Post-Impressionist oil on canvas painting created by Henri Rousseau in 1903. It is one of many self portraits created by Henri Rousseau during his career. Rousseau produced this piece on a very small canvas, meaning he was forced to focus intently on a closeup of his own image, capturing a shoulder length portrait of himself in a black tie suit. There is also a lamp to his left which helps to add some perspective to the scene and frame the right hand side of the painting. In the background is a plain white curtain which avoids distracting one's eye from the main focus of the scene. The artist portrays himself in a positive light, looking handsome and well dressed. It lives at the Musée Picasso in Paris.