“Portrait of Hugh Gibson Glenn with Flintlock Rifle” features a bright-eyed young boy, perhaps five or six years of age, seated in a wooden chair against a flat gray-brown background. Dressed in a dapper blue jacket with gold buttons, black bow tie, and white shirt and breeches, he holds a rifle prominently in his lap. The head of a dog appears at profile in the lower right-hand corner of the composition, while a powder horn hangs from the chair at the extreme left. Artist unknown.
This image is entitled, "Portrait (Miss N)" by artist Getrude Käsebier. “Miss N” refers to Evelyn Nesbit (1884-1967), a stage actress and renowned beauty whose longtime affair with acclaimed architect Stanford White began when they were 16 and 47, respectively and ended when Nesbit's husband, Harry Thaw, murdered White. Nesbit here embodies the qualities of both youthful innocence and the femme-fatale, characteristic of turn-of-the century symbolist depictions of womanhood.