Written on the canvas verso, "No. 2" Also there, within an ink-drawn oval, "Godfry (sic) Von Platen/Painted from life by M.J. Alten/Grand Rapids, Mich./Feb. 1922. See also, Alten's portrait of Von Platen's wife, painted posthumously.
Mr. Von Platen was a sucessful lumberman in Boyne City, MI.