Signed and dated lower right, in black, "Baba, T, (19)77"
The work is reproduced in the catalogue “Baba” (The Romanian Cultural Foundation, Bucharest 1997, page 168) and in the artist monograph “Corneliu Baba” (Pavel Șușară, Parkstone Publishers, London, 2001, page 64, plate 58).
Having graduated Philosophy, Corneliu Baba approached the idioms and image codes of classical painting. Influenced by El Greco, Rembrandt and Goya, Baba depicts using various genres: portrait and self-portrait, still life, harlequins, mad kings. He exhibited in Moscow, Leningrad, Vienna, Bucharest, NY, Tokyo, Berlin, Venice, Prague.