43 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (110.5 x 85.1 cm)
Framed: 47 1/2 x 37 1/2 in. (120.7 x 95.3 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Like other portraits of Agriculture Committee Chairmen, this painting takes advantage of the committee hearing room’s location. The blue-and-gold brocade curtains frame the view of the Capitol from the hearing room’s balcony, a much-loved aspect of the room. Chairman Bob Smith leans on the committee’s dais, holding a gavel, the symbol of his authority, and sporting the official lapel pin worn by Members of Congress.