information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog
description: This miniature of Samuel Love Jr. (1755?-1800), a member of the landed gentry in Virginia, was bequeathed to the Museum by the sitter’s great-great-grandson. Love was born in Charles County, Maryland, and grew up at Salisbury Plantation in Loudoun County, Virginia. His likeness was painted in the artist’s Washington, D.C., studio in 1800, the year of Love’s death.
Portrait male – Love, Samuel, Jr. – bust