36 1/4 x 30 1/2 in. (92.1 x 77.5 cm)
Framed: 43 1/4 x 37 1/2 in. (109.9 x 95.3 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
James G. Blaine’s Speaker portrait was commissioned by private contributors and given to the House of Representatives in 1908. Freeman Thorp appears to have based this posthumous portrait on a carte-de-visite of Blaine that dates from around 1880. Thorp received a number of portrait commissions from the House, including Speaker Schuyler Colfax and several chairmen from the Appropriations and Ways and Means Committees.