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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 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