Alexander Rose
about 1790-93
Pierre Henri
watercolor on ivory
sight 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. (4.1 x 3.2 cm) oval
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

"He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself."-The Great Gatsby/Nick Carraway


Second Wall