"Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938)," Grand Rapids: Bergsma Gallery, 1979, no. 2.
Self-portrait of Mathias Joseph Alten standing with his body turned to the left, his head turned to face the viewer, his gaze directed over his spectacles. He has a cigar in his mouth and he holds a pencil up to the wall with his left hand. In his right hand he holds a palette and brushes. He wears a white shirt and a dark tie.
Portrait male--Self Portrait
Portrait male--Waist length
Object--Art Tool--Artist's Brush
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums