This miniature portrait is signed Gerald S Hayward, for Gerald Sinclair Hayward (1845-1926). He was born in Canada, but painted many notables in the United States, Britain, Germany, and Russia. He worked in New York for many years.
The sitter is identified by a label inside as "Mrs W M Osborn of Buffalo, painted by Gerald S Hayward London & New York, 1922". Thus this is a late work by Hayward as he was 77 at the time it was painted.
To date the sitter has not been identified, but a street or telephone directory for Buffalo from around 1922, would seem to be the place to start. 1172