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A. Laurason

ca. 1805 Jean Francois De Vallee watercolor on ivory sight 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mary Taylor 1958.5.4 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 5


Luce Center Label

There is evidence to suggest that a man named A. Laurason worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company in New Orleans. However, the railroad that ran through New Orleans was not absorbed by Southern Pacific until the 1880s, so the man who worked for the railroad may have been a descendant of the gentleman in this portrait.

Keywords

Portrait male - Laurason, A. - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory