Link courtesy of Rick Whelan
According to the Trigg Ison Gallery, the title of this work is "Lonesome: Emmett Kelley".
It is quite obviously a painting of Otto Griebling.
"Veres", having spent so much time around clowns and being a personal friend of Emmett's, would certainly have been able to tell the difference between the two, no?
TITLE: Lonesome: Emmett Kelley (sic)
WORK DATE: circa 1949
MATERIALS: Oil on Canvas
SIZE: h: 16 x w: 18 in
This painting is now in the personal collection of Ms. Geraldine Clark.