Bust portrait of Elise Reese Mandel facing slightly right. Gray hair parted in middle and pulled back in bun. She is wearing a black dress with white ruffled color and gold brooch, and gold wire rimmed glasses. Elise Reese Frank was the sister of Michael Reese and mother of Babette Frank Mandel; grandmother of Blanche Rosenbaum Mandel, the mother of Col. Leon Mandel.
Miniature portrait depicts Elise Reese Mandel, matriarch of a prominent Chicago Jewish family who lived on the South Side.