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Portrait of a Gentleman with Initials A.S.N.

ca. 1805 Jean Francois De Vallee watercolor on ivory sight 2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.3 x 5.1 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Norvin H. Green 1941.5.1 Not currently on view

Luce Center Label

The initials “ASN” are the only clue to the identity of the gentleman in this portrait. The frame is embellished with a circle of pearls to mirror the design of the sitter’s stickpin.


Portrait male - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor