Gallegos, Luna - portrait of a family member
This miniature portrait signed "Luna 1907" is one of five adjacent portraits of members of her family. Luna Alston de Gallegos (1881-1978) was a miniature painter from Argentina.
As the sitter is not looking at the artist, it is most likely another self-portrait. The age of 26 looks right and for a self-portrait, the artist needs to look sideways into a mirror, away from the artist, to be able to paint a self-portrait. With the portraits of her family members in this collection, they are looking direct at the artist. 584
Posted by Don Shelton at 5:02 PM