The self-portrait from the beginning of September 1945 is testimony to Fiedler’s survival in the lion’s den, as it were, under German occupation and in the period right after the war. The expressive use of blue and green for the broad jacket and the leaves before the light-coloured brick wall as well as the powerful, mainly red and ochre strokes of the head and neck emphasise the haggard face, the thin lips and the gaze staring into space. The portrait is 510 x 335 mm and in gouache.