43 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (110.5 x 85.1 cm)
Framed: 48 x 38 in. (121.9 x 96.5 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Kansan Pat Roberts served as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee for a single term before running for the Senate. His portrait emphasizes his role in agricultural policy, with the bronze statuette of a rancher behind him. As in many portraits, his loyalty to country and state are denoted by the flags in the background. Intriguingly, Roberts sits in a chair that was designed in 1909 for the Senate, not the House.