European or American; artist unknown; unsigned. Accompanying the portrait is a pencil study, which is rare to find. No clues exist on either of the works, or the frame, that identify the gentleman or the artist. The spots of discoloration on the study is the result of having been attached to the back of the painting.
The portrait measures approximately 3 x 2 1/2 inches; the study: 3 x 2 3/8 inches; and the frame: 5 x 4 3/8 inches. The frame is painted or stained wood, and the glass, an oval dome.