Artist: Trouche, Augustus Paul
Date: ca. 1835
Known almost exclusively as a painter of Lowcountry river scenes, Trouche was acclaimed in his own time as "rising to eminence in landscape."
The basis for the identification as a self-portrait is family tradition, coupled with gold interlaced intitials on the verso.
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984