A Portrait of the Witcher as an Old Man

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Type Secondary Quests
DLC Blood and Wine
Location Toussaint
Suggested Level 43
Prerequisite The Warble of a Smitten Knight
Next Quest none

A Portrait of the Witcher as an Old Man is a Secondary Quest in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. This Secondary Quest is a part of the Blood and Wine DLC. Secondary Quests are optional Quests not required to finish the game. Some of these quests may have a bearing on certain Main Quests or may be a consequence of another Quest.

Speak to the painter located at the marketplace  south of The Gran place signpost and agree to model for his next painting.  


One day Geralt got an unusual proposition. A portrait artist, inspired and delighted by the witcher's singular appearance, asked if he would pose for a painting. Largely open to the varied experiences life offers, the witcher agreed to model for the painter. Though he later claimed he was driven primarily by a desire to support the arts (an impulse laudable in and of itself!), I suspect plain old vanity might also have come into play. The witcher and the artist set off together for the countryside, where the beautiful landscape was to serve as the backdrop for the portrait.


The Witcher 3 A Portrait of the Witcher as an Old Man Objectives


  • Meet the painter around noon by the western gate of the palace.
  • Follow the Painter
  • Find the painter's paints. (100exp icon witcher 3 wiki guide)
  • Give the painter the paints.
  • Follow the painter.
  • Kill the griffin. (250exp icon witcher 3 wiki guide + 150exp icon witcher 3 wiki guide)
  • Wait one day to see your painting.
  • Go see your painting at the market.



Rewards for A Portrait of the Witcher as an Old Man in The Witcher 3


  • 500exp icon witcher 3 wiki guide
  • 300 crowns oren icon currency witcher 3 wiki guide 
  • Portrait of Geralt available for purchase (1000 crowns oren icon currency witcher 3 wiki guide)



Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 A Portrait of the Witcher as an Old Man

Speak to the painter located at the marketplace  south of The Gran'place signpost then meet him in the afternoon by the western gate of the palace. Once you meet him there, follow the painter. Once he stops you will need to find his paints. Use your witcher senses to help you out. They will be towards the south of the search area by a tree and will lead you to some footprints. Follow the trail into the cave, but be careful of any Nekker enemies. Clear them then continue to locate the paints in the cave then return them to the painter. Follow him again after the dialogue. He will finally begin the painting process, but you will be interrupted by a Griffin. Defeat it then wait a day to see your painting. You will also have the option to include the Griffin in the painting. Once you see your painting, you will have the option to purchase it.


A Portrait of the Witcher as an Old Man Journal

Once they arrived at their destination, it turned out that some picnickers had occupied the vista the artist had chosen. To make matters worse, the artist's painting tools had disappeared, and the witcher had to find them. In the end he could finally get down to posing and was pained to learn that a portrait takes much longer to produce than he had supposed. He did not manage to grow thoroughly bored, however, thanks to a griffin that swooped in unannounced. Geralt had to defeat the beast to save both the painter and his emerging work. He received payment for posing and learned he would be able to view the finished portrait the next day in the main town square.Geralt finally saw the work that generated quite a lot of interest from the inhabitants of Beauclair. As it turned out, in the portrait the painter had rendered the witcher in the nude. Though explicit, the representation was flattering. To this day I remember the sheepish grin on Geralt's face as he related the tale to yours truly! 


The Witcher 3 A Portrait of the Witcher as an Old Man Notes & Trivia

  • Notes, Tips, Other Trivia for A Portrait of the Witcher as an Old Man.



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