“every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself.”
― Oscar Wilde
If anyone knows who this portrait is based on, please do let me know. The only person who came to my mind was Fyodor Dostoevsky, but I am not very sure.