37 x 27 3/4 in. (94 x 70.5 cm)
Framed: 50 1/2 x 43 x 5 in. (128.3 x 109.2 x 12.7 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
The House acquired Harry Ives Thompson’s posthumous portrait as a gift from Speaker Jonathan Trumbull’s home state of Connecticut in 1880. The artist modeled the likeness on a 1790s miniature bust-length portrait by James Peale. Thompson expanded the scope, making the portrait waist-length and set in a furnished interior, lending a greater sense of formality and grandeur.