30 x 25 1/4 in. (76.2 x 64.1 cm)
Framed: 39 1/4 x 34 1/4 in. (99.7 x 87 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Ohio artist Freeman Thorp received a number of commissions from the House of Representatives in addition to this 1911 Schuyler Colfax Speaker portrait, giving some credence to the unsubstantiated tale —published in Charles Fairman’s Art and Artists of the Capitol—that he had a rooftop studio in the Capitol. The posthumous Colfax portrait appears to be based on a composite of print and photographic images from the mid-19th century.