42 x 31 in. (106.7 x 78.7 cm)
Framed: 51 x 40 in. (129.5 x 101.6 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Victor Lallier’s portrait of Budget Committee Chairman Brock Adams was one of several paintings he made for the House of Representatives. In this work, Adams poses before a credenza and office chair. Adams holds eyeglasses and papers, as if he has been interrupted in the act of perusing budget figures. Fittingly for a committee that pores over figures, sharpened pencils stand ready for action, atop a stack of books and ledgers.