American: Artist Unknown
Unknown Jacksonian Era Gentleman
2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)
watercolor on ivory; housed in a case of embossed leather over wood
(only partially shown) with a gilded ormolu mat
*The background of this gentleman's portrait is painted in a French technique (opaque and dark-toned, somewhat resembling a larger oil painting), leading one to suspect that the artist was likely a French immigrant.