48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Framed: 55 x 43 in. (139.7 x 109.2 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Tom Bliley chose a fellow Virginian, Louis Briel, to paint his portrait as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Bliley wears his trademark bowtie and holds his oft-seen tobacco pipe. Appropriately for both subject and artist, the Virginia flag is visible in the background, alongside the American flag.