Portrait of a Gentleman with Initials A.S.N.
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
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 5
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