43 x 45 in. (109.2 x 114.3 cm)
Framed: 50 x 52 in. (127 x 132.1 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C., artist Lloyd Embry painted four portraits for the House of Representatives, and this was his personal favorite. He said Government Operations Chairman Chet Holifield was “particularly pleasant to work with—just a delightful person and I am very pleased with this painting.” The subject was not only affable but also well turned-out. The pinstripe suit, brass-buttoned vest and embroidered handkerchief, are exactly what one would expect from the longtime haberdasher.