36 1/2 x 30 1/4 in. (92.7 x 76.8 cm)
Framed: 41 1/2 x 30 1/2 in. (105.4 x 77.5 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
The accomplished likeness of Oren Harris, former Chairman of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, by Harry Louis Freund was the first official portrait in the committee’s history. Harris, a native of Arkansas, represented his state for 13 Congresses, and resigned to become the United States District Judge for Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Freund is well-known for his series of paintings and murals of 1930s life in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri.