58 x 36 in. (147.3 x 91.4 cm)
Framed: 63 3/8 x 46 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. (161 x 118.1 x 7.3 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
The portrait of Education and Labor Committee Chairman Carl Perkins was painted a decade after his death. Perkins stands in his office, before a bookcase, an American flag, and the Kentucky state flag. Posthumous portraits are not uncommon in the House’s art collection, especially when a committee Chairman died in office, as in this case.