51 3/4 x 39 3/4 in. (131.4 x 101 cm)
Framed: 56 x 44 in. (142.2 x 111.8 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
In the portrait marking his tenure as Veterans’ Affairs Committee chairman, Chris Smith is shown sitting on a foreshortened hearing room dais, with tools of the legislator’s trade beside him: volumes of the U.S. legal code and a stack of files. Smith was first elected in 1980 to represent a New Jersey district.