44 x 34 in. (111.8 x 86.4 cm)
Framed: 50 1/2 x 40 1/2 in. (128.3 x 102.9 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Bernard Godwin painted this portrait of Morris Sheppard after he left the House. The artist based the likeness on a photograph of Sheppard from about the time of his chairmanship of the Public Buildings and Grounds Committee. A successful portrait artist, Godwin trained with his father, Maximilian Nogida, beginning at the age of five with palette-cleaning and brush-scrubbing.